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Virus can’t halt the cash rush

Dec 17, 2020 - The Dallas Morning News

AUSTIN — The day before Thanksgiving, as El Paso grappled with one of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks in the nation, seven area Democrats released a video that sent their constituents a clear and urgent message: Stay home, stay safe, stay apart.

Within a week, four of these legislators were nearly 600 miles from home hosting in-person fundraisers with big donors. Two held a joint event at the Austin Club, a members-only venue in what was formerly the capital city’s opera house.

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