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Surgery kept one longtime Democratic lawmaker from fleeing Texas. He fears missing a moment in history more than arrest.

Houston state Rep. Garnet Coleman has been at the forefront of voting and social justice battles for decades and helped lead the 2003 flight of Democratic legislators to Oklahoma. Not being with his colleagues who went to Washington, D.C., has been agonizing, he says.

State Rep. Garnet Coleman, D-Houston.

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