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Greg Abbott Must Answer the Question

Now that Rick Perry has been indicted on two felony counts for threatening and attempting to bribe an elected official, Texans deserve to know why they are being forced to cover the costs for Perry’s criminal defense - which could ultimately total hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars.

“Today’s indictment of Rick Perry confirms the corrupt culture of GOP leadership in

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

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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.

Lone Star Project supported legal claim details lies and defamation in GOP vote suppression scheme

A 2006 cynical smear campaign and voter suppression scheme orchestrated by Republican State House Representative Tony Goolsby (HD102, Dallas), along with Dallas County Republican Party Chair Kenn George and a Dallas GOP consultant, may have backfired.

John Cornyn Shamelessly Exploiting Our Troops

Last week, John Cornyn cynically demonstrated that he cares a lot more about campaign cash than defending our troops fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Cornyn exposed the real purpose for his red hot rhetoric surrounding the Moveon.org ad in a recent email asking for donations to his campaign in

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