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State law being broken, immediate investigation warranted

Earlier today, the Texas Democratic Party called on Rockwall County Clerk, Republican Shelli Miller, to close down the illegal campaign fundraising operation she is running within her official office to benefit a February 1st event featuring keynote speaker, Attorney General Greg Abbott.

As many people know, David Alameel, who is currently running for the Democratic nomination to oppose US Senator John Cornyn, has been a generous contributor to the Lone Star Project.

Luke Macias is a Republican consultant with a long list of GOP clients and causes. Tied closely to the far right group, Empower Texans, which has endorsed Greg Abbott, Macias appeared at the group’s January 16th meeting in Fort Worth.
Talking candidly to a voter there, he gave a cruel and ugly assessment of why he believes Abbott will win.

Lone Star Project will publicize and promote endorsed candidates

Dallas County leaders Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, Senator Royce West and Commissioner John Wiley Price have endorse a slate of key Dallas County candidates in anticipation of the 2014 Demo

Litigation expert shows Abbott has authority to settle the school finance lawsuit

Greg Abbott's ongoing contention that he is somehow obligated to continue the extensive and expensive school finance fight – by defending an unconstitutional school funding process and a $5 billion

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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.

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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

Congressional Redistricting and DeLay's Ethics Problems Cost Texas Clout

While the media and politicians typically focus on the partisan battles that take place in Congress, many important decisions, particularly the appropriation of funds, are settled on a regional

Sessions May Have Traded Official Acts for Foreign Trips and Contributions

An analysis of recent press accounts and public documents raises serious questions regarding whether a number of Congressman Pete Sessions’ (R – Dallas) official acts were connected to an all-expense paid trip to exotic Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and to the receipt

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