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.
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.
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.
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