Lone Star Reports

Only the Democratic Primary Matters

Anyone living in new Congressional District 33 or new State House District 101 who thinks they can wait until November to cast a meaningful vote is flat out wrong. Both districts are overwhelmingly Democratic. The only election that matters is the Democratic primary.

Garcia plays to type by sending improper, inaccurate email regarding DMN recommendation of Representative Marc Veasey

Domingo Garcia’s thin skin and temper were on display following the decision by the Dallas Morning News to reject Garcia and, instead, recommend Representative Marc Veasey for the Democratic nomination in new Congressional District 33. In an email sent to his supporters late yesterday afternoon, Garcia seemed so desperate to blunt the damage of the DMN recommendation that he made matters worse. He not only improperly used the Democratic National Committee logo and made a series of statements that simply do not stand up to scrutiny, he also misspelled President Barack Obama’s name.

Dallas Morning News says, “Veasey is tested and ready”

New Congressional District 33 spreads across both Tarrant and Dallas counties, including large parts of Fort Worth and the City of Dallas. Many observers expected the Dallas Morning News to endorse one of the Dallas-based candidates.

Phony emails intended to harm lead candidate Chris Turner, with a twist

Campaign activity and recent endorsements in new Tarrant County State House District 101 make it clear that Chris Turner has emerged as the lead candidate.

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Recent Reports

Who is on the rise and who is sinking fast

Over the past week we’ve seen Texas Democrats distinguish themselves as tough leaders, fearless advocates for mainstream voters and rising stars. Meanwhile Texas Republicans continue to make fair-minded Texans cringe with harsh rhetoric, demeaning statements, embarrassing gaffes and, sometimes, just plain wackiness.

Winners and Losers

Following last night's dramatic end to Senator Wendy Davis' courageous 13-hour filibuster, a break down the winners and losers.

Cornyn collects three pensions plus pay, all from taxpayers

A recent report from the National Journal revealed that on top of his Senate paycheck, US Senator John Cornyn is collecting retirement benefits from a trio of public pensions. This shouldn’t be too surprising, since it appears to be common practice among Texas GOP leaders - including Governor Rick Perry, who has been double-dipping for years.

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