Any boundary change could require ALL State Senators to run in 2014
Late yesterday, in a brief filed before the US District Court in San Antonio, State Senator Wendy Davis, LULAC and allied voters asked that the current Senate map, which was used in the 2012 elections, be ordered as the final remedial plan to be used for the remainder of the decade.
Mark Shelton has become the North Texas version of Tea Party Republicans Todd Akin in Missouri and Richard Mourdock in Indiana. Shelton is one of only 8 legislators who voted against legislation that helps local police departments test DNA evidence gathered during rape investigations. Shelton’s vote essentially shielded dangerous rapists from identification, prosecution and punishment. Shelton’s vote and his overall indifference to victims of rape has been highlighted during the campaign and is one of the reasons every police association in SD10has rejected Shelton and endorsed Wendy Davis.
Shelton should acknowledge his dishonest attack and apologize to Sen. Davis
In a letter written to Mark Shelton and delivered today to State Senator Wendy Davis, the Texas Ethics Commission stated that it will not open an investigation into a complaint filed by Shelton. In its letter, the TEC said:
Weber's illegal actions continue to open door for Democrat Nick Lampson
A formal complaint has been filed with the Federal Elections Commission detailing how Texas CD14 Republican congressional candidate Randy Weber violated federal campaign laws by accepting contributions that exceeded federal limits from as many as seven individuals. The complaint specifies that Weber received illegal contributions totaling at least $22,500. Progress Texas released an excellent explanation of Weber's violations.
Texas House Democrats who fought through the political pandering and won
Texans who followed the recently ended session of the Texas Legislature saw more political pandering and divisive rhetoric than any time in recent memory. Most of the hostility was not between Democrats and Republicans though – it occurred between hostile factions of the Republican Party. The infighting created an environment that made productive work very difficult for any responsible member.
Yesterday, Greg Abbott suggested that Affordable Care Act "navigators," people who are certified to help individuals enroll in a health care plan, undergo criminal background checks. Whatever merit there may be in navigator background checks, Abbott’s comments expose hypocrisy.
Greg Abbott hasn't agreed to any debates, but he's already engaged in a heated back-and-forth, with himself. From one appearance to another, one brochure to another, and sometimes on the same day, Greg Abbott lurches from a Tea Party toady to a soft-in-the-middle milquetoast.