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Democratic Donor Pleads Guilty in Cuellar Corruption Case

Florencio “Lencho” Rendon, a businessman with a long history of donating to Democratic politicians, has pled guilty to federal charges stemming from his role in an alleged scheme facilitating bribes to Texas Democratic Congressman Henry Cuellar. Congressman Cuellar and his wife were indicted last week on charges involving what the United States Department of Justice describes […]

Legal Questions Surround Texas GOP Involvement in CD 23 Runoff

Recent mailers sent by the Republican Party of Texas opposing Republican Congressman Tony Gonzales and supporting his Primary runoff opponent, YouTube personality Brandon Herrera, have raised the eyebrows of political observers stunned by the Party’s unprecedented actions to influence a Primary election.  According to one expert, the actions surrounding these mailers likely run afoul of […]

Texas Scorecard Writer Was Presidential Elector for Anti-Trump Conspiracy Theorist

A writer whose articles have appeared frequently on the website “Texas Scorecard” served as a Presidential Elector in 2020 for write-in candidate Robert Morrow, an anti-Trump conspiracy theorist. Morrow, who gained some level of notoriety in 2016 after his surprise election as Chairman of the Travis County Republican Party, is also notorious for making sexually […]

Texas GOP Infrastructure Crumbles as Leftist Groups Staff Up

Campaign finance reports released by the Federal Election Commission last week show that the condition of the Republican Party of Texas has deteriorated significantly compared to the same time during the 2020 election cycle.  This latest report, which covers the Party’s federal account through the end of March, showed the Party with a cash-on-hand balance […]

Abbott Endorses Gonzales in CD 23 Runoff

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has weighed in on the upcoming Republican primary runoff in Congressional District 23, releasing a statement endorsing Congressman Tony Gonzales for re-election. Gonzales faces YouTube and social media personality Brandon Herrera in the runoff next month.  Abbott’s endorsement carried significant weight in Republican primaries last month, with the vast majority of candidates […]

Texans For Lawsuit Reform: Inside the Numbers

Since its founding 30 years ago, Texans for Lawsuit Reform (TLR) has established itself as a dominant force in Texas politics, especially among Republicans. With a political war chest of over $29 million as of earlier this year, TLR is well positioned to be once again the top donor to Republican legislative candidates in the […]

Stickland Launches “RaTmasTeR Holdings” With an Assist from Rinaldi

Two new entities recently filed with the Texas Secretary of State’s office could indicate possible changes within the network of political organizations financed primarily by billionaire megadonors Tim Dunn and Farris Wilks.  On March 5, former State Representative Jonathan Stickland formed “RaTmasTeR Holdings LLC” with the Texas Secretary of State. Outgoing Republican Party of Texas State […]

Former Texas GOP Executive Director Condemns Attacks Against Dana Myers

John Beckmeyer, who served as Executive Director of the Republican Party of Texas during most of the tenure of outgoing State Chairman Matt Rinaldi, released a statement yesterday in the wake of a recent e-mail from several members of the State Republican Executive Committee (SREC) that accused Republican Party of Texas Vice Chair Dana Myers […]