Lone Star Reports

Judge rules against Abbott and finds intentional discrimination by Texas GOP leaders

Earlier today, Federal District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos in the federal court in Corpus Christi, ruled in favor of the plaintiffs challenging the Texas voter photo ID law.

Patrick’s style is to divide, offend and tax – All Texans

Just a few years ago, the notion that a politician as mean-spirited, divisive and out of touch with fair-minded Texans as Dan Patrick could be nominated for statewide office would be quickly dismissed.

Statement from Lone Star Project Director Matt Angle

"If qualifications, character, ability or integrity matter at all in the election for Texas attorney general, Sam Houston will be the overwhelming choice. Ken Paxton has demonstrated a fundamental lack of honesty and profound disrespect for Texas voters.

Divisive Tea Party Republican brings sordid past and irresponsible actions to key Arlington house district

Arlington-based State House District 94 has long been represented by capable and respected Republican representatives in the Texas House. Both the current incumbent, Diane Patrick, and the predecessor she defeated, Kent Grusendorf, built reputations as substantive representatives with a deep understanding of public education. Even those who disagreed with Patrick and Grusendorf could not credibly question their intentions or integrity.


Recent Reports

While the Supreme Court will allow Abbott’s discriminatory voter ID requirement to stay in place for the 2014 elections, I believe the Court will ultimately strike down the law. The right to cast a ballot freely without fear of discrimination or retribution is the essence of our Democracy, but that freedom terrifies Greg Abbott and his political allies.

Under pressure, Burton lies about 2013 budget funding public schools

Voters don’t have to agree with every policy position held by a candidate. However, fundamental honesty is demanded and is the very least that voters should expect. Senate District 10 Tea Party Republican candidate Konni Burton failed this basic test of integrity.

The decision by the 5th Circuit is an expression of the hostility that Greg Abbott holds for African American and Hispanic Texas citizens. Abbott has taken on the role of the most infamous anti-minority figures from a past.