East Texas Republican accused of selling and using drugs
Videos released in the last days of hotly contested campaigns – especially those accusing one candidate or the other of illegal or immoral actions – are typically rebutted as overtly misleading or outright false. For this reason, the Lone Star Project initially discounted the video accusing House District 3 challenger, Erwin Cain, of the illegal use and sale of cocaine and marijuana.
Stephen Broden condones violent overthrow if election is lost
For weeks, Republicans across the board – from national figures like Sarah Palin, Pete Sessions and Michael Steele to local Republicans like Jonathan Neerman, Bill Zedler and Stefani Carter – have embraced and promoted 30th Congressional District Republican nominee Stephen Broden. They all ignored Broden's long history of outrageous, extreme and dangerous rhetoric, assuming it would be lost in the frenzy of Tea Party Republican extremists and general chatter surrounding Democrat Eddie Bernice Johnson.
Throughout the year, Republican State House candidate Stefani Carter has been embroiled in one ethical scandal after another. Most damaging, the scandals expose Carter as someone who lacks fundamental honesty and integrity.
Throughout the year, Republican State House candidate Stefani Carter has been embroiled in one ethical scandal after another. Most damaging, the scandals expose Carter as someone who lacks fundamental honesty and integrity. A television ad currently airing in Dallas accurately summarizes Carter’s ethical failings and is consistent with Lone Star Project research. Watch the ad below and then click on the Lone Star Project Reports to see supporting documents and detailed citations.
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.
Positive Davis ad tells a personal story and demonstrates belief in Texas children
Most political observers in Texas agree that Senate District 10 is the most important legislative race in Texas in 2012. Incumbent Wendy Davis has built a strong, broad coalition of Democrats, independents and fair-minded Republicans to fight off what is expected to be a series of harsh partisan and ideological attacks by her opponent Mark Shelton and partisan State leaders like Rick Perry and Greg Abbott.
Todd Akin's words reflect Texas GOP candidates' votes and views
The real problem for Republicans caused by Missouri GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin’s outrageous comments regarding "legitimate rape" is that Akin had the audacity to state aloud and explicitly the policy positions and overall attitude of many Republican candidates who otherwise present themselves as sensible. That’s why national Republican operatives like Karl Rove and John Cornyn tried so hard to convince Akin to drop out of the Missouri Senate race.