Lone Star Reports

Smith picked to carry bill that harms seniors, students and women

Republican State House Member Todd Smith (R-HD 92, Euless) was passed over for important legislative assignments like health care, insurance reform, tax cuts, education and crime prevention.

Committee assignments signal partisanship and obstruction

New Texas Republican House Speaker Joe Straus may not have yet built up the personal animosities of his predecessor, Tom Craddick, but his first major action as Speaker is unquestionably partisan and ideological.

Pete Sessions Praises the Brutal Taliban Citing Them as a Role Model for Congressional Republicans

In a bizarre and offensive interview with the editors of the Hotline, Dallas Congressman and newly elected National Republican Campaign Committee (NRCC) Chairman Pete Sessions (R-TX) described the Taliban as a “model” for the Republican insurgency in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Republicans Lose Lead in Party Identification

A recent Gallup Survey report confirms that Texas is no longer a solid Republican state.


Recent Reports

Documents show Zedler hired a convicted tax cheat

Documents reviewed by the Lone Star Project reveal that Bill Zedler has paid thousands of dollars in consulting fees to a company operated by convicted tax cheat Craig Ownby.

Editorial board doubts "Carter's veracity and ability to serve"

On Monday, the Dallas Morning News recommended State Rep. Carol Kent and soundly rejected her Republican challenger, Stefani Carter.

Flores takes aim at Social Security, Medicare and Veterans Healthcare

In a recent television ad, former Fort Hood commander Lieutenant General (U.S. Army, ret.) Paul Funk spoke out for all of our nations’ veterans, saying “Bill Flores is spreading outright lies against Chet Edwards” and warning Flores’ privatization scheme “would hurt our nation's veterans, badly.” Millionaire Republican candidate Bill Flores has staked out positions that would have a devastatingly negative effect on senior citizens and their families.