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Jasmine Crockett and Greg Casar Q&AJasmine Crockett was a passionate presence in her one and only term in the Texas House. She was an even more notable absence among the instigators of the quorum break that led almost the entire Democratic caucus to steal its way out of Austin and decamp en masse to Washington, D.C., for a few weeks in the summer of 2021 to try to keep Republicans from enacting new voting restrictions during a special session of the Legislature. Crockett, who is, at 41, the youngest Black legislator, emerged to the broader public as one of the faces and voices of the Democrats in exile, thanks to her background as a civil rights and defense attorney and her telegenic ebullience. Democrats failed to lobby a Democratic Congress and…

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