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Abbott's Long Losing Streak Hurts Texans

Greg Abbott and his legal team have had a couple of very bad weeks in court—and there’s no end in sight.

Court cites AG’s “failure to respond” to describe his incompetence and arrogance

Yesterday, Greg Abbott was dealt a humiliating rebuke by a Federal District Judge ruling on attorney fees connected to Texas redistricting litigation.

Texas Tribune Editor Ross Ramsey Gets It Right

Ross Ramsey’s analysis makes sense.

We already know some of the troubling elements included in the platform, like Abbott’s backward views on Texas Hispanics and equal pay for equal work.

But that’s just the beginning—the Greg Abbott platform reads like something out of the dark ages.

Why Texas Republicans Won’t Release their Party Platform

Greg Abbott and Dan Patrick are running on a party platform they don’t want anyone to see—with good reason.

Taking care of insider friends – and not hardworking Texans

As Greg Abbott prepares to take the stage at the GOP state convention later today—it’s important to look at who he really is and who he really goes to bat for.

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....here's why

Reports that a coalition of Democratic and Republican State House members have been working behind the scenes to remove current Republican Texas House Speaker Tom Craddick (Quorum Report, December 23, 2006) are not surprising.

A number of excellent commentaries on the success of Democrats in Dallas County have already been circulated online.

Texas Democratic Party and DCCC Mobilizing Resources for Rodriguez

Any questions about strong Democratic support at the State and National levels for Ciro Rodriguez’s efforts in Texas CD23 have been put to rest.

Five Democratic State House Pick-ups Surprise Skeptics

Six weeks ago, the Lone Star Project identified nine Lone Star All Stars. The nine State House candidates were running in tough, Republican leaning districts against well funded Republican opponents. Six weeks later seven of those nine All Stars are now Texas Representatives.

Abbott slow walks ballot tampering investigation in exclusive GOP community

Highland Park is one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the country with over 500 houses valued at over $1 million and is a GOP stronghold, voting overwhelmingly for George Bush in 2004. (Census Bureau, Secretary of State records) Both George W. Bush and Dick Cheney lived in Highland Park prior to the 2000 election. (Houston Chronicle, 12/9/2006 and Dallas Morning News 5/12/2006) Greg Abbott has failed to bring any prosecution in this neighborhood even after receiving clear evidence of illegal election activity by the Dallas Assistant District Attorney.

Abbott Agents Caught Spying on Senior Citizen Lone Star Project Supports Legal Challenge to Abbott

Earlier this summer, the Lone Star Project reported that Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is using $1.5 million in federal grant funds to prosecute Texas citizens who help senior citizens apply for ballot applications and cast their vote by mail.

September 1, 1933 – September 13, 2006

For a generation of Texans, Ann Richards provided inspiration and thoughtful humor, but most of all leadership. Every Texan, regardless of their political stripe, felt great pride whenever she spoke on our behalf. Here is what others are saying:

In the end, rather than take responsibility for his actions and show respect to his former constituents by making a public appearance and statement, Tom DeLay called on his daughter to email a shallow and self-serving note to the media announcing his decision to formally resign from the ballot.

Dems Detail Partisanship and Voting Rights Failures in Republican Brief

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Overview of New Map

  • A three-judge panel just released the remedial map correcting the unconstitutional redistricting in South Texas.

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