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Abbott Voted Against Rape Victim in Strikingly Similar Lawsuit

A story aired last night by WFAA Channel 8 in Dallas contains details frighteningly similar to the facts laid out in a political ad released yesterday by the Wendy Davis campaign. The ad centers on a lawsuit in which Greg Abbott aligned himself with a corporation against a woman who had been brutally raped in her own home.

Whistleblower case exposes Abbott’s knowledge of smear

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Abbott is in court helping a millionaire donor and hurting Texans maimed by a drug-addled doctor

Today, the Dallas Morning News detailed how Greg Abbott intervened in an ongoing lawsuit to argue against patients who were horribly maimed or killed by incompetent, drug-abusing doctor, Christophe

Paxton voted “Yea” on securities law but “Nay” on obeying it

There’s a reason Ken Paxton’s aide “physically blocked” a reporter from approaching him to ask a question regarding his violation of Texas securities laws. Not only is there overwhelming evidence that he committed a third degree felony under Texas law, a review of Paxton’s legislative record shows that he voted for the very same criminal statute under which he will now likely be prosecuted.

Texans for Public Justice detail Paxton crimes to Travis County DA

Last week, respected Texas watchdog group, Texans for Public Justice, filed an official criminal complaint with the Public Integrity Unit

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Cornyn and Sessions flunk early tests as campaign chairs

Both Representative Pete Sessions (R-32) and Senator John Cornyn are having a terrible week as chairmen of their respective campaign committees. A few days ago, National Republican Campaign Committee (NRCC) Chairman Sessions was dealt a serious blow when the Republican candidate for a special election in New York conceded defeat even after the NRCC invested hundreds of thousands of dollars into the Republican leaning seat. John Cornyn, chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) may have trumped Sessions today, as he lost a member of the Republican caucus when Arlen Specter left the Republican Party. Cornyn, who had recently endorsed Specter for the 2010 election, will likely be stuck trying to unseat the incumbent Democratic Specter with an extreme right-wing candidate (Source: The Hill, April 14, 2009).

Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports on LSP letter and unethical "Brimer Loophole"

Monday, April 7, 2008, the Lone Star Project sent a detailed letter to State Senator Kim Brimer documenting his use of campaign funds to make improper "rent" payments on an Austin luxury condominium and his pocketing the profit from the sa

Interest remains high in the Texas Democratic Party’s presidential delegate selection process.  The over 8,000 precinct conventions that took place on March 4th were only the first in a three step process to ultimately allocate 67 of Texas’ 228 Democratic convention delegates.  Over 1 million peo

Super Tuesday Losers: Texas Republican Leaders

In state after state, including traditionally Republican states, independent voters and "new" voters have joined highly-motivated Democrats to propel a much higher turnout in Democratic primaries, casting far more votes than a dispirited Republican base has cast in their primaries.

Video details courageous fight against Republican Voter ID Bill

The courageous stand taken by State Senator Mario Gallegos who, following a liver transplant, defied doctors' orders and stayed in the Texas Senate to block passage of an onerous Voter ID bill, is a true inspiration.  While the Lone Star Project detailed Senator Gallegos' story in a

Video details courageous fight against Republican Voter ID Bill

 

Kim Brimer's legal maneuver backfires

Today, the Texas 2nd District Court of Appeals in Fort Worth rejected an effort by allies of State Senator Kim Brimer to remove former Fort Worth City Councilwoman, Wendy Davis as his Democratic opponent in November.  For several weeks, Brimer has been engaged in a frantic scramble of administrat

Files bogus ballot challenge to deny voters a choice in SD10

Kim Brimer didn’t waste any time finding the low road in his campaign against popular mainstream Democratic opponent Wendy Davis.

Dan Barrett bounces Mark Shelton bringing Texas Democrats within five seats of a State House majority

Dan Barrett won 52.2% of the vote yesterday in a special election runoff for Texas State Rep. District 97. District 97 was a Republican stronghold that gave George W. Bush 63.9% of the vote in 2004.

Craddic committee directive and GOP vote suppression think tank will attempt to justify denying Texans access to the ballot

Academic studies, media reports and fact based voter analysis consistently demonstrate that systematic, widespread or frequent voter fraud in Texas, or anywhere else in the United States, simply does not exist.

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