Earlier today, Senator Wendy Davis laid out a proposal for the first comprehensive series of debates between Texas nominees for governor in a generation. For more than two decades, Republican candidates have stubbornly refused to allow Texas voters to see a fair exchange of views between candidates. Ideally, Greg Abbott will acknowledge his responsibility as the Republican nominee to move away from highly controlled campaign events and participate in an honest exchange of views for the benefit of all Texans.
Abbott helped donors grab $42 million in cancer research funds and then attacked cancer survivors for calling him out.
Greg Abbott was directed by the Legislature to serve on the Texas Cancer Prevention Research Center (CPRIT) Oversight Board to protect Texas taxpayer money. The cancer research oversight board met a total of 23 times.
A video released yesterday featured four cancer survivors expressing their outrage that the state’s cancer research center (CPRIT) had been exploited by Greg Abbott’s friends and donors for millions of dollars. Their comments demonstrated strength and courage and heartfelt concern for others coping with cancer.
Last week, Rick Perry began airing a television ad bragging and taking credit for everything from tax cuts to teacher pay. The Lone Star Project analyzed the ad and found that it simply does not stand up to close scrutiny. Perry's comments are consistently deceptive and incomplete.
Republican Legislators Champion New Taxes & School Cuts Democrats Vote NO
Contrary to public and media perception, since gaining control of both the Governor’s mansion and the Texas State House, Texas Republican leaders have relentlessly championed one new tax increase after another.
Republican’s scheme will leave TX-22 unrepresented more than four months
Teddy Roosevelt was President, Butch Cassidy was alive and Lyndon Johnson had not yet been born the last time a Texas congressional district was forced to go 130 days without knowing who represented them in Congress.
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.