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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.

Nugent has been sued for child support, admits to fathering nine children with seven women

Greg Abbott is currently under fire for campaigning with and defending Ted Nugent, a washed-up rocker who’s admitted to sleeping with underage girls and manipulating their parents to give him access to their daughters. The Dallas Morning News condemned Abbott’s embrace of Nugent and said, “This misstep calls Abbott’s leadership and judgment into question …”

Texans will judge Greg Abbott by the company he keeps

The Lone Star Project Video below contrasts Greg Abbott’s claims that he’ll protect Texas women and girls – with the words of his pal Ted Nugent – who brags about his abuse of minors.

When Greg Abbott insults our state’s border region and Latino communities across Texas by comparing them to a “third world country,” he is simply revealing what he truly believes. Abbott’s hostility to our state’s growing Latino population and its increasing political power isn’t new - it’s been expressed in his public record for years.

Desperately dialing for dollars

After learning Wendy Davis pulled in $12 million in just six months, Greg Abbott hit the panic button.

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Lone Star Reports

Lone Star Project Forecast Proves Accurate

As the Lone Star Project predicted in January, questionable official actions by Congressman Pete Sessions are now the subject of a formal request for investigation by the U.S. Justice Department.

Chapter 1: Avoiding a Special Election and Hand Picking Your Candidate

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Lone Star Project Sorts through Texas Election Code Regarding DeLay Replacement

“It's just so contrary to what Texas is all about, to turn tail and run and not fight for what you believe in.”-Tom DeLay, (El Paso Times, May 14, 2003) in a now ironic comment criticizing Texas House members who broke quorum to block his redistricting scheme.

Media hungry AG had no appetite to prosecute TYC sex abusers last year

Attorney General Greg Abbott sent out a press release minutes after a Ward County Grand Jury indicted TYC officials Ray Brookins and John Hernandez for sexual abuse of juveniles. Abbott's release, however, failed to mention that his office was notified of the widespread abuse more than a year ago. Abbott's office made no effort to prosecute the sexual offenders or to bring their offenses to the attention of the media or the State Legislature. The Lone Star Project detailed Abbott’s negligence in a recent report.

Strayhorn’s Task Harder and Bell’s Chances Better than Assumed

The unusual multi-candidate gubernatorial field in Texas has created an environment that may defy current conventional wisdom.

Texas Payments to Lobbyist with Ties to Strayhorn and DeLay Continue

Texas Comptroller Carol Strayhorn’s decision to suspend payments to the Washington lobby firm of Cassidy and Associates may, on first blush, seem like a timely and responsible act.

DeLay/Craddick Faction Attempts to Punish Five GOP Education Moderates While Working to Save Endangered Voucher Proponent

National political reporters have understandably focused on today’s hot Texas congressional primaries involving Bush Administration allies Tom DeLay in Houston and Henry Cuellar in South Texas.

Thousands in State Qualified "Officeholder" Funds Spent on Airplane and Fundraising Staff Later used in Federal Campaign

Official documents filed with the Texas Ethics Commission show that in 2001, Henry Cuellar spent over $18,000 in State qualified "officeholder" funds to upgrade and maintain his corporation's airplane and to pay for fundraising staff that worked on his 2002 federal campaign for Congress.

Oral Argument Update

The Lone Star Project has established itself as an authority on Texas redistricting and a reliable souce of facts related to the pending Supreme Court case.

See the Lone Star Project results:

DOJ support for DeLay’s Texas Redistricting plan puts nearly half of nation’s African American districts in legal jeopardy

In an amicus (“friend of the court”) brief to the Supreme Court filed on Wednesday, February 1,2006, the Bush Justice Department signaled that it will no longer aggressively defend congressional

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