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Lonestar Reports

Every campaign has occasional scheduling problems. Sometimes events or appearances have to be cancelled for a variety of legitimate reasons.

Vanity Videos for All Occasions

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but this one came at a much higher price for Texas taxpayers. When the Lone Star Project posted the above image last week—one of Abbott's front groups falsely claimed it had been photoshopped. That is simply not true. Instead, it came from Greg Abbott's high-dollar vanity video project.

Or will Texans hear more crickets?

At a press conference in Weslaco today, Greg Abbott is “unveiling his Educating Texans” policy. Perhaps he can educate Texans further by answering a few very basic questions:

Why won't Greg Abbott?

For almost three weeks, the Lone Star Project, the media and state political candidates have all been discussing equal pay– and what we can do to make sure Texas women earn a fair day's pay for a fair day's work.

Texas GOP Insiders Experiencing Buyer's Remorse?

Greg Abbott is taking one hit after another on equal pay. Now the damage from his failure to address the substance or the politics of the issue is spreading to other Texas Republicans.

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Strayhorn’s Task Harder and Bell’s Chances Better than Assumed

The unusual multi-candidate gubernatorial field in Texas has created an environment that may defy current conventional wisdom.

Texas Payments to Lobbyist with Ties to Strayhorn and DeLay Continue

Texas Comptroller Carol Strayhorn’s decision to suspend payments to the Washington lobby firm of Cassidy and Associates may, on first blush, seem like a timely and responsible act.

DeLay/Craddick Faction Attempts to Punish Five GOP Education Moderates While Working to Save Endangered Voucher Proponent

National political reporters have understandably focused on today’s hot Texas congressional primaries involving Bush Administration allies Tom DeLay in Houston and Henry Cuellar in South Texas.

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.

See the Lone Star Project results:

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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