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'Experienced Gang Pusher Wanted' read the signs just outside Midland. They're not talking about a new hustler for the Gangster Disciples; instead, it's another of the countless solicitations for workers in the growing energy industry.
Midland is a sprawling series of middle class, white-collar neighborhoods, with shining high-rises towering above a quiet downtown. The oil industry is conservative, and Midland County has one of the most conservative consituencies in the US: in 2012 80% of voters chose Romney.