Lone Star Reports

Texas Republican leaders have set the standard for entrenched professional politicians

Rants against “government employees” and “career politicians” have been a staple of Republican campaign rhetoric for years. Even though he is paid more by taxpayers than any other governor in the country, no one rails harder against government spending and government employees than Rick Perry.

Statement by Matt Angle, Lone Star Project Director

Before the smoke had cleared, before the investigation had started, before the dead were identified or honored – Governor Rick Perry declared he was "comfortable" with the way the state had regulated the fertilizer plant that exploded in West, Texas. Really?

AG Greg Abbott spending tax dollars on high-priced out-of-state lawyers instead of Texas based legal staff

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has over 700 lawyers on his staff, many of them making over $100,000 per year. Apparently, however, none are qualified to argue redistricting cases before a federal court in Washington, D.C.

Perry’s compensation may be $60K more than next highest governor

Rick Perry spends a lot of time bashing government employees and has called for Members of Congress to take pay cuts. But, when it comes to his own place at the government feeding trough, Rick Perry is not budging an inch. In fact, Perry probably takes more in money from his state each year than any other governor in America.


Recent Reports

Statement by Matt Angle, Lone Star Project Director

“While the Lone Star Project hasn’t often endorsed challenger candidates in contested Democratic primaries, we have done so when a particular candidate is extremely qualified or when an incumbent is badly flawed. In the contested Democratic primary race in Texas House District 76 in El Paso both circumstances apply, and the Lone Star Project is proud to give our support to Cesar Blanco for Texas State Representative and urge other Democrats to support him as well.

Attorney General struggling with basic arithmetic

The Lone Star Project on Thursday sent the Greg Abbott Campaign the "Abbott Abacus," an online calculator capable of simple addition. In recent days, it has become clear Attorney General Greg Abbott and his supporters are having trouble calculating the total amount State Senator Wendy Davis has raised for her gubernatorial run.

When will Greg Abbott disavow supporter’s divisive remarks?

For the second time in less than a week, avid Greg Abbott supporter and Denton County Republican Party Chair Dianne Edmondson launched personal attacks against Senator Wendy Davis, calling her “Abortion Barbie” and using racial divisiveness to whip up Republican activists for Greg Abbott.