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Texas Dems’ Escape to DC Revealed to Have 1.5 ML Price Tag

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Texas Democratic state Rep. Armando Walle said Sunday the cost of the stunt pulled by his party’s fleeing lawmakers could be as high as $1.5 million.

Walle, one of the Democrats who fled the state to avoid a vote on a Texas election reform bill, said the lawmakers are working to raise the necessary funds to cover the expenses.

“I think just personally, I’ve probably had five or six hundred of very small donations from working-class people who believe in the cause of saving democracy,” he told NBC News.

“That means a hell of a lot to me. That’s a shot in the arm to continue this fight,” he added.

According to the report, “Walle said the pair of private charter jets the majority of legislators took to Washington cost more than $100,000, while housing, food and other transportation costs will make up the bulk of other expenses.”

Citing Walle, The Hill reported, “The total number of funds received remains unknown, but he expects that it is at $250,000 so far.”

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