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Lonestar Reports

Campaign Frantically Plans to Bus In Outside Supporters

It’s no secret that Greg Abbott has been having real trouble generating support from Hispanic voters, particularly Texans who live near our border.

In fact, he's frightened by even the notion of facing fair-minded Texans who live in our border region. That's why he refused to allow a live audience at his debate with Wendy Davis on September 19th in McAllen. Abbott fears the reaction of a live audience as he tries to defend a record of hostility to Hispanic Texans.

Statement from Lone Star Project Director Matt Angle

The term “deadbeat” is used to describe adults who don’t fulfill their obligation to kids. Greg Abbott’s failure to fulfill his responsibility to help provide a good public education to Texas kids makes him the state’s biggest deadbeat.

It's not even close – the Queen

As Texans prepare to celebrate Labor Day – honoring those who've fought for the American ideal of a fair day's pay for a fair day's work – there's new evidence that Greg Abbott's work for the people of Texas isn't his top priority.

Greg Abbott spends less time on official business here in Texas than the Queen of England does conducting her royal duties from Buckingham Palace.

So far we know that Rick Perry’s legal bill has topped $80,000 – and that’s just the beginning. The high dollar attorneys he has hired charge a minimum of $450/hour and the clock will be ticking for months.

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.

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Lone Star Reports

Lone Star Project poll and research show Kim Brimer unknown, vulnerable

A recent Lone Star Project poll reveals that Republican State Senator Kim Brimer has squandered almost 20 years in public office to remain largely unknown in his own backyard.

John Cornyn cloaks himself in predictable conservative rhetoric. An examination of facts, however, shows his words are a paper-thin veneer concealing a voting record supporting runaway deficit spending and long-term federal debt.

Review the report below detailing Cornyn ignoring red ink and carrying water for failed and irresponsible Republican budgets. Then visit the Lone Star Project’s Cardboard Conservative Clubhouse  and give John Cornyn attire appropriate for his record rather than his rhetoric.

Fact: Tom DeLay remains under felony indictment, facing criminal money laundering charges

Sen. Gallegos is not only brave, he's right

An extraordinary act of courage and self sacrifice is on display this week in the Texas State Capitol.  State Senator Mario Gallegos (D-Houston) is recovering from a liver transplant performed only four months ago.

Senate confirmation hearing could expose improper political contacts at Bush Department of Justice

The U.S. Senate Rules Committee will conduct confirmation hearings for Bush’s Federal Election Commission nominee Hans von Spakovsky tomorrow June 13, 2007.

Millionaire "Lite" Governor berates and belittles uninsured families, yet failed to complete and file simple business forms

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As Tom DeLay resurfaces, Republican Public Integrity Chief may be stalling investigation

Investigation fades while DeLay reemerges

DOJ staffers prepared a federal indictment in the TYC child sex abuse scandal that was pulled by officials up the "chain of command"

The Lone Star Project has obtained the email written by Texas Ranger Brian Burzynski and sent to Texas AG official William Tatum confirming that both the US Department of Justice and the Texas Attorney General's office were aware of the sordid sexual and physical abuse of juveniles taking place at Texas Youth Commission facilities more than a year before the story broke in the press. Most notably, the email details that two Department of Justice investigators interviewed abuse victims and prepared a federal indictment to prosecute the case. The indictment was abandoned, however, after final approval from "up their chain of command" was denied.

In separate testimony yesterday before the Joint Select Committee on Operation and Management of the Texas Youth Commission, a representative of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and a Texas Ranger investigator confirmed that both agencies were aware of the alleged sexual abuse of juveniles unde

Perry playing to cameras while stiff-arming Texas kids

Hypocritical and dishonest are terms too soft to describe the self-serving media show Rick Perry put on during his recent trip to Washington.

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