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If Not — Why Not? Find out this Saturday, July 19th

This Saturday, Konni Burton, Republican Tea Party candidate for Senate District 10 will appear at a public event with embattled GOP Attorney General candidate and admitted criminal Ken Paxton.

Shows up after hiding out for more than a month

Yesterday Tea Party Republican nominee for Lt. Governor Dan Patrick hosted his first public event in more than a month. Before disappearing, Patrick was being pounded for his divisive anti-Hispanic rhetoric.

Weak excuses instead of honesty

Greg Abbott is being blasted by the media, online activists and Texas citizens for his decision to side with chemical producers like the notorious Koch Industries and against Texas families.

Courage and Decency in Dallas County

Regardless of your party affiliation, every Texan, and particularly those living in Dallas County, can be proud of the representation of Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.  Judge Jenkins’ media appe

On at least SIX occasions, Greg Abbott has withheld public information in violation of Texas law

On January 31, 2014, The Lone Star Project filed an open records request with the Office of the Attorney General asking for the names of cases, and the persons involved, arising from the Child Support Enforcement Division in which the Attorney General claimed “sovereign immunity.”

Greg Abbott’s office responded on February 14, 2014 that there were “no responsive documents” – an assertion that is now proven to be untrue.

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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.

Today, a three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the decision of U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks and ruled in favor of the Texas Democratic Party on the DeLay ballot challenge.

The Jackson plaintiffs, which include the Democratic Congressional interveners, filed a remedial redistricting plan and brief today in the Texas redistricting case. The plan meets all the requirements set forth in the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision.

Mid-Decade and Partisan Redistricting Unchecked, African American Voting Rights Ignored, South Texas Map Scramble Underway

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While the Supreme Court’s Texas decision was split 5/4, included six separate opinions and over 132 pages of text, the bottom line is clear:

Read the Full Decision Here

The three-judge Federal District Court has issued an order and provided a schedule for determining a remedy in response to the recently released opinion of the U.S. Supreme Court on Texas redistricting.

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