About 10 years ago Dems in the Texas House of Reps boarded buses and hid out in Oklahoma for a week or so. I don't remember what the brou-ha-ha was about but I think it was redistricting. In the end the Dems lost. At the next election cycle, the majority of those folks were thrown out of office. In Texas we can tollerate a difference in opinions but we don't like cowards who run away.