Lone Star Reports

LSP Victory Map Shows Campaigns to Watch – and Join

Since the Texas primary run-off, the Lone Star Project has been asked by dozens of activists and donors to help identify the most competitive Democratic challenger and Democratic incumbent races leading into the 2008 General Election.

East Texas Federal Court will hear challenge to flawed Texas law

For more than two years, the Lone Star Project has detailed how Texas Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott uses his official office to market and carry out a phony “epidemic of voter fraud” initiative. (Source: Abbott column, March 1, 2006).

  • Coverage for 200,000 Texas children – No
  • Coverage for low paid State Employees – No
  • Coverage for highly paid Austin lobbyists – Yes

Six Texas voters joined with the Texas Democratic Party to file a lawsuit in U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, challenging mail ballot statutes enacted in 2003.


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We extend or deepest sympathy to the Gallegos family and trust that they will be comforted by knowing Senator Gallegos was truly a man of courage, character and integrity.

Words like courage, character and integrity are used frequently in politics, but more as a way to persuade and impress rather than to describe and inform. In my personal view, and I know in the view of many, many others who knew him better than me, these words apply literally to the late Senator Mario Gallegos, who passed away yesterday.

Davis/Shelton Debate Aired

Sunday morning, WFAA Channel 8 aired an Inside Politics debate between District 10 incumbent Senator Wendy Davis and her opponent Mark Shelton. Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist Bud Kennedy joins moderator, Channel 8 political reporter Brad Watson, in questioning the candidates. The program is just under 20 minutes, so I strongly urge you to watch the entire debate.

Mark Shelton reacts to criticism of his vote to shield rapists with a demonstrably false attack on Wendy Davis

Rather than counter Davis with any substantive issue, Shelton instead has launched another personal attack attempting to tarnish the integrity of the well-liked and respected Davis. In an ad just released, Shelton falsely accuses Davis of a conflict of interest on key votes and somehow hiding her activities as an attorney. The same charge has already by fact-checked by WFAA Channel 8 and found to be untrue. The charges in Shelton’s most recent ad can be factually rebutted line-by-line.