Five Democratic State House Pick-ups Surprise Skeptics
Six weeks ago, the Lone Star Project identified nine Lone Star All Stars. The nine State House candidates were running in tough, Republican leaning districts against well funded Republican opponents. Six weeks later seven of those nine All Stars are now Texas Representatives.
Abbott slow walks ballot tampering investigation in exclusive GOP community
Highland Park is one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the country with over 500 houses valued at over $1 million and is a GOP stronghold, voting overwhelmingly for George Bush in 2004. (Census Bureau, Secretary of State records) Both George W. Bush and Dick Cheney lived in Highland Park prior to the 2000 election. (Houston Chronicle, 12/9/2006 and Dallas Morning News 5/12/2006) Greg Abbott has failed to bring any prosecution in this neighborhood even after receiving clear evidence of illegal election activity by the Dallas Assistant District Attorney.
Sex with a minor is a felony in Texas without statute of limitations
Greg Abbott clearly won’t apologize for appearing publicly with his “blood brother” Ted Nugent. Apparently, Abbott and his campaign team see Nugent’s admission that he was “addicted” to sex with underage girls as no big deal.
Actually, Texans don’t need an apology. They need the top law enforcement officer in the state to do what he has sworn to do — investigate sexual predators, gather all evidence and hold offenders accountable.
Straus rewards rather than disciplines corrupt state representatives
The news yesterday that GOP State Representative Joe Driver has been routinely stealing from public coffers is unique only in his admission of wrong doing. Driver is just the most recent of the Republican elected officials who have been directly implicated in unethical and, in many cases, illegal behavior. One Republican official after another has been involved in ethical scandals making them unfit for public office.