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Allegations against Farenthold could lead to sanctions for violating official code of conduct

Few would mistake Republican Blake Farenthold (TX CD27 – Corpus Christi) as a congressional "mover and shaker" or even a particularly serious Member of Congress. He cuts a comical figure, while often spouting typical divisive Tea Party Republican rhetoric.

New Hispanic votes for Abbott offset by loss of African American votes

Abbott campaign claims and follow-up media reports imply that Greg Abbott significantly expanded electoral support from Hispanic voters in Texas during the 2014 campaign. That is not accurate - especially after taking into account the large growth in the Texas Hispanic population since just 2010.

Three quick actions Greg Abbott can take now to start shedding his corrupt, hyper-partisan brand.

Election margin aside, Greg Abbott enters office wearing the brand of a harsh and divisive partisan who has ignored ethical boundaries to help his friends and donors. Neither Rick Perry, nor George W. Bush before him, entered office with a more partisan profile or more examples of using public office to help their political benefactors.

Abbott dishonest on racist comments

Greg Abbott appeared at an event today in Houston and when asked a direct question, he chose to lie. Abbott said he did not know GOP Dallas County Judge candidate Ron Natinsky and had not heard Natinsky's racist comments, even though the two Republicans had appeared on stage together just a few hours earlier. Check out the video below.

Lone Star Project Director Matt Angle says this election has exposed GOP leaders’ cronyism and insensitivity to the lives of ordinary Texans

In a round of weekend television appearances, Lone Star Project Director Matt Angle said Republican leaders will be held accountable for turning their backs on ordinary Texans to reward their friends and donors. Angle stated that voters have a clear choice in Tuesday’s election between Democratic and Republican candidates.

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Allegations against Farenthold could lead to sanctions for violating official code of conduct

Few would mistake Republican Blake Farenthold (TX CD27 – Corpus Christi) as a congressional "mover and shaker" or even a particularly serious Member of Congress. He cuts a comical figure, while often spouting typical divisive Tea Party Republican rhetoric.

New Hispanic votes for Abbott offset by loss of African American votes

Abbott campaign claims and follow-up media reports imply that Greg Abbott significantly expanded electoral support from Hispanic voters in Texas during the 2014 campaign. That is not accurate - especially after taking into account the large growth in the Texas Hispanic population since just 2010.

Three quick actions Greg Abbott can take now to start shedding his corrupt, hyper-partisan brand.

Election margin aside, Greg Abbott enters office wearing the brand of a harsh and divisive partisan who has ignored ethical boundaries to help his friends and donors. Neither Rick Perry, nor George W. Bush before him, entered office with a more partisan profile or more examples of using public office to help their political benefactors.

Abbott dishonest on racist comments

Greg Abbott appeared at an event today in Houston and when asked a direct question, he chose to lie. Abbott said he did not know GOP Dallas County Judge candidate Ron Natinsky and had not heard Natinsky's racist comments, even though the two Republicans had appeared on stage together just a few hours earlier. Check out the video below.

Lone Star Project Director Matt Angle says this election has exposed GOP leaders’ cronyism and insensitivity to the lives of ordinary Texans

In a round of weekend television appearances, Lone Star Project Director Matt Angle said Republican leaders will be held accountable for turning their backs on ordinary Texans to reward their friends and donors. Angle stated that voters have a clear choice in Tuesday’s election between Democratic and Republican candidates.

Endorsers must condemn and withdraw support

Sometimes a candidate’s behavior and character are revealed as so offensive and destructive that those who have endorsed them in good faith must withdraw their support.  Failing to do so becomes a reflection on the endorser’s own character and tolerance for overtly offensive actions and attitudes

Is Ken Paxton holding campaign funds to cover cost of his legal defense?

Ken Paxton has spent most of the 2014 General Election hiding – from the press, from the public and even from most Republican events. He has also done very little campaigning in the form of media advertising or mailings. Nevertheless, Paxton has raised over $2.4 million during the election cycle. He received a $1 million loan guaranteed from an insider friend, Tim Dunn, and Dunn’s PAC, Empower Texas. That leaves Paxton with roughly $1.4 million for use in this campaign. Rather than spending the money talking with voters and advancing his campaign, Paxton has held on to the money.

Over the past year, the Lone Star Project has researched and documented one case after another of Greg Abbott and other GOP officials using their public office to take care of friends, donors and political allies – all at the expense of Texas families.

Abbott, Hawk and other TX GOP officials condone racist comments

It's been nearly 48 hours since the Dallas Morning News exposed racist comments made by Dallas County Judge GOP nominee Ron Natinsky. Natinsky said that African American voters in a Dallas congressional district would be better served if they "spend their food stamp money" instead of voting. From Republican gubernatorial nominee Greg Abbott to Dallas County district attorney GOP nominee Susan Hawk, not a single Republican official has denounced Natinsky’s comments.

Joint appearance signals Abbott approval

Greg Abbott appeared today in Frisco, Texas at a campaign event with Ken Paxton, the Republican nominee for Attorney General who has admitted to felony violations of state security laws. The joint appearance can be fairly seen as him acknowledging and condoning Ken Paxton’s breaking our Texas security laws.

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