Lone Star Reports

Craddic committee directive and GOP vote suppression think tank will attempt to justify denying Texans access to the ballot

Academic studies, media reports and fact based voter analysis consistently demonstrate that systematic, widespread or frequent voter fraud in Texas, or anywhere else in the United States, simply does not exist.

Lone Star Project supported legal claim details lies and defamation in GOP vote suppression scheme

A 2006 cynical smear campaign and voter suppression scheme orchestrated by Republican State House Representative Tony Goolsby (HD102, Dallas), along with Dallas County Republican Party Chair Kenn George and a Dallas GOP consultant, may have backfired.

John Cornyn Shamelessly Exploiting Our Troops

Last week, John Cornyn cynically demonstrated that he cares a lot more about campaign cash than defending our troops fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Cornyn exposed the real purpose for his red hot rhetoric surrounding the Moveon.org ad in a recent email asking for donations to his campaign in

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Recent Reports

Garcia underperforms in Dallas, makes no headway in Tarrant

A Lone Star Project analysis of turnout and Democratic candidate support in the May 29th Texas Democratic primary in new Congressional District 33 confirms earlier projections that the configuration of CD33 favors a strong candidate from Tarrant County with the temperament and ability to build coalitions. What’s more, first place finisher Marc Veasey ran further ahead of second place candidate Domingo Garcia than geography and demographics alone can explain. It appears that Garcia’s failure to support major North Texas employers GM, American Airlines and Lockheed along with his personal attacks of Veasey reinforced his reputation for divisiveness and alienated working class voters in CD33.

Brief overview of key congressional races

Run-offs feature impressive new talent. In other races, one incumbent loses, while two others show impressive strength by winning outright.

To help both journalists covering the Texas Democratic primary and voters who have yet to cast ballots in the CD33 race, we have provided below a summary of the major news stories and the Lone Star

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