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Where Things Stand: Taxpayers Are Not Funding TX Dems’ Walkout

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Texas Representative and Senatorial Democratic Party Candidate Beto O'Rourke delivers a speech at the University of Texas in El Paso, Texas, on November 5, 2018, the night before the U.S. midterm elections. - In trad... Texas Representative and Senatorial Democratic Party Candidate Beto O'Rourke delivers a speech at the University of Texas in El Paso, Texas, on November 5, 2018, the night before the U.S. midterm elections. - In traditionally Republican Texas, popular Democrat Beto O'Rourke is trying to dethrone Senator Ted Cruz. (Photo by Paul Ratje / AFP) (Photo by PAUL RATJE/AFP via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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July 14, 2021 2:04 p.m.

Despite what Texas Gov. Greg Abbott claimed on Monday, the Texas Democrats walkout trip to Washington, D.C. is not a “taxpayer-paid junket.”

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