It maybe a very expensive grunt - but they send them instead so that they won't be seen at the ALEC meeting.
Take this ALEC scumbag:
Jacob Jason Eige is the Counselor and Senior policy advisor to the Governor. He added a flight/trip worth $2,107 to the American Legislative Exchange Council. He told the Richmond Times Dispatch, "Out of an abundance of caution, after reviewing my report again, I decided to report it, even though it was paid for from our office budget for work-related conferences, trips etc."Eige himself being an ALEC member.
They like to surround themselves with pond scum.