Texas Democratic Party

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Name: Texas Democratic Party
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated 13 hours ago - 2 reports

The State Of The Race In Texas

[embedded content]One of our midterm correspondents from the in-tray directs our attention to a “very important underreported story” in the Lone Star State:It’s not getting the attention it deserves here because of the sad state of both the news media ... [Published Atlantic Monthly - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

Republicans target Valley voters regardless of Democratic ties

Ann Richard’s rise to the governorship. Lyndon B. Johnson’s campaign for U.S. Senate.Watershed moments for the Texas Democratic Party, according to chairman Gilberto Hinojosa, and moments which all have one key element in common: high Rio GrandeValley ... [Published Brownsville Herald - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

Race with twists and turns

BROWNSVILLE — Both candidates for the 357th District Court bench, Democrat and Republican, have received campaign contributions from the Texas Democratic Party.Incumbent Judge Oscar X. Garcia, a Republican, goes into the Nov. 4 general election after ... [Published Valley Morning Star - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

As Early Voting Kicks Off, Both Parties Rally Their Voters

Democrat Wendy Davis wasted no time casting her ballot on the first day of early voting.Despite being the underdogs in all of the statewide races, the Democratic Party remains optimistic."It's exciting to see so much energy,” Will Hailer, executive director ... [Published News 8 Austin - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

Parties: Turnout key to election

Texans are a little more than two weeks from an election that seems to be drawing more activity than non-presidential years usually do.A first indication of whether political parties were successful in voter registration drives, and will succeed in getting ... [Published News-Journal - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 18 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

Your Turn: October 19

Short-changingRe: “Short days for some judges,” Gilbert Garcia, Oct. 12:I have a suggestion for dealing with Judges Carla Obledo, Daniel Guerrero, Linda Conley and all the other municipal court judges who are paid $101,290 in taxpayer money per year but ... [Published MySanAntonio - Oct 18 2014]
First reported Oct 18 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

A Reckless History With The Facts

Austin, TX - Today, Politifact Texas questioned Dan Patricks' vote against funding to test rape kits during the 2013 Legislative session. Politifact "reer" Washington Gardner Selby rated this claim untrue. But unlike Selby's namesake who could not tell ... [Published Noodls - Oct 18 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

Rick Perry returns to Texas amid worsening Ebola concerns

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry will prematurely end his European trip following news of a second Ebola infection in his home state.Perry was in Poland visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum when he announced his sudden return ... [Published UPI - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

ICYMI: Details Yet to Emerge in Patrick's Tax Proposal

In case you missed it, today, the Texas Tribune wrote an expose on Tea Party darling Dan Patrick's vague tax scheme, highlighting the shortfalls of his ideas and noting he has "yet to provide details about how his tax proposal would work." [The Texas ... [Published Noodls - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 10 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 3 reports

Federal judge rules Texas' voter ID law is unconstitutional

At almost the same time the Supreme Court voted to block Wisconsin from implementing its voter ID law, a federal judge in Corpus Christi, Texas, ruled late Thursday night that . U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos said the law, which was passed in ... [Published The Week Magazine - Oct 10 2014]
First reported Oct 03 2014 - Updated Oct 04 2014 - 2 reports

Naive Liberal Texas Judge Enters Ebola Apartment Without Protection

:53 AM PDT post a commentDALLAS, Texas -- Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins shocked the local press corps Thursday night when he and two female workers entered the apartment where America’s first Ebola patient was staying. He entered without any visible ... [Published Breitbart.com - Oct 03 2014]
First reported Sep 27 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 2 reports

Some quick facts about Battleground Texas

Battleground Texas is a political action committee not officially affiliated with the Democratic National Committee or the Texas Democratic Party that is working in the Fort Worth headquarters of gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis to increase voter ... [Published The Washington Times stories: News - Sep 27 2014]

Quotes

...In her dissent, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg "purposefully discriminatory" and warned that it "likely imposes an unconstitutional poll tax and risks denying the rightright to vote to hundreds of thousands of eligible voters." And Ginsburg noted that Texas' 2011 law falls in line with the state's long history of discriminatory voting laws...
...We have people going out door to door reminding people to vote, and of course we're using social media," Munisteri said. "The only thing that could get us in trouble is complacency and not turning out to vote, so for the Republican Party it's particularly important to get our vote out because we have a worry that everybody thinks it's in the bag."
"Politifact must retract their statement and apologize to rape survivors across Texas for misrepresenting Patrick's record. Patrick voted no on the final budget when Texans needed action not reckless politics. In politics, your votes are your values. Actions, not just words matter."
...Leticia Van de Putte. "And as lieutenant governor, I'm going to give you real propertyproperty tax relief."

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Since the minute the Civil War ended, Texas has... [Published Daily Kos - 15 hours ago]
Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Voting... [Published Burnt Orange Report - 18 hours ago]
Texas Just Won the Right to Disenfranchise... [Published Mother Jones - Oct 21 2014]
Texas Just Won the Right to Disenfranchise 600,... [Published MoJo Articles | Mother Jones - Oct 21 2014]
Republicans target Valley voters regardless of ... [Published Brownsville Herald - Oct 21 2014]
Race with twists and turns [Published Valley Morning Star - Oct 21 2014]
Abbott comes to Valley seeking support for camp... [Published Valley Morning Star - Oct 21 2014]
As Early Voting Kicks Off, Both Parties Rally T... [Published News 8 Austin - Oct 21 2014]
The State Of The Race In Texas [Published Atlantic Monthly - Oct 21 2014]
The State Of The Race In Texas [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Oct 21 2014]
Supreme Court Rules Discriminatory Texas Voter ... [Published Burnt Orange Report - Oct 20 2014]
Parties: Turnout key to election [Published News-Journal - Oct 20 2014]
Dems. hope Davis' political stardom, performanc... [Published Lubbock Online - Oct 19 2014]
2014 ELECTION GUIDE: Wendy Davis could be wake-... [Published Amarillo Globe News - Oct 19 2014]
Rick Perry's Ebola test [Published Politico - Oct 18 2014]
Your Turn: October 19 [Published MySanAntonio - Oct 18 2014]
A Reckless History With The Facts [Published Noodls - Oct 18 2014]
ICYMI: Details Yet to Emerge in Patrick's Tax P... [Published Noodls - Oct 15 2014]
Rick Perry returns to Texas amid worsening Ebol... [Published UPI - Oct 15 2014]
Perry MIA no more [Published MSNBC - Oct 15 2014]
Texas Voter ID Law Reinstated for November Elec... [Published Burnt Orange Report - Oct 15 2014]
Rick Perry defends Western Civilization in Lond... [Published Examiner.com - Oct 14 2014]
Republicans likely to win again on Election Day [Published North Texas Daily - Oct 14 2014]
Appeals court rules against KSP [Published Off the Kuff - Oct 14 2014]
Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 race could spot... [Published Tyler Morning Telegraph - Oct 14 2014]
Dan Patrick’s 'Wait and See' Tax Plan [Published Noodls - Oct 13 2014]
Will Hurd Waffles on the DREAM Act [Published Noodls - Oct 13 2014]
Harris County Democratic Party to bring local v... [Published Humble Observer - Oct 13 2014]
Rangel: Democrats try to make progress in West ... [Published Lubbock Online - Oct 11 2014]
Federal judge rules Texas' voter ID law is unco... [Published The Week Magazine - Oct 10 2014]
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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Voting... [Published Burnt Orange Report - 18 hours ago]
Texas’ voter ID law has been in the news a lot lately. First, the ruling by U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos found that the law was unconstitutional because it is, in essence, a “poll tax.” Then, in a 6-3 decision , the Supreme Court ruled ...
Texas Just Won the Right to Disenfranchise 600,... [Published MoJo Articles | Mother Jones - Oct 21 2014]
On Saturday morning, the Supreme Court ruled that Texas' harsh voter ID law could remain in effect for the upcoming midterm elections, potentially disenfranchising some 600,000 mostly black and Latino voters. In her dissent, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ...
The State Of The Race In Texas [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Oct 21 2014]
One of our midterm correspondents from the in-tray directs our attention to a “very important underreported story” in the Lone Star State: It’s not getting the attention it deserves here because of the sad state of both the news media and the Texas ...
Supreme Court Rules Discriminatory Texas Voter ... [Published Burnt Orange Report - Oct 20 2014]
Supreme Court Rules Discriminatory Texas Voter ID Law Will Stay In Effect Just in time for the start of early voting, this weekend, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Texas’ discriminatory voter ID law, SB 14, which was a lower court had struck down ...
Texas Voter ID Law Reinstated for November Elec... [Published Burnt Orange Report - Oct 15 2014]
Texas’s voter ID law was struck down last week by a district judge who called it an “unconstitutional poll tax” with an “impermissible discriminatory effect against Hispanics and African Americans.” But for the upcoming election, it will still be the ...
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