Austin, TX -- This evening marks the end of the candidate filing period for the 2018 election. Texas Democrats have filled the statewide ticket with diverse, bold leaders. There are primaries for U.S. Senate, Governor, Lt. Governor, Comptroller, Land Commissioner, and Railroad Commissioner.
Austin, TX-- Today, the Texas Democratic Party extends congratulations to our Project LIFT (Local Investment in the Future of Texas) candidate Pretta VanDible Stallworth.
Project LIFT works with local party leaders and progressive partners to recruit, train, and support candidates – with a special focus on winning local, non-partisan races.
ICYMI: Ethic Investigation Opens Against Republican Blake Farenthold Following Sexual Harassment Revelations
Austin, TX -- On Thursday, members of the U.S. House Ethics Committee voted to open an investigation against Texas Republican Blake Farenthold following revelations of a sexual harassment claim.
Austin, TX -- Recent reports have shun a light on the degrading and demeaning environment under which women in politics, including elected officials, staff, interns, reporters, and lobbyist, work every day.
According to Alexa Ura, from the Texas Tribune, “The U.S. Supreme Court has announced it would not review a June decision by the Texas Supreme Court that ruled that the legalization of same-sex marriage does not fully address the right to marriage benefits….”
Texas Republican Blake Farenthold Used $84,000 of Taxpayer Funds To Settle A Sexual Harassment Claim
Austin, TX -- According to POLITICO, “Rep. Blake Farenthold used taxpayer money to settle a sexual harassment claim brought by his former spokesman — the only known sitting member of Congress to have used a little-known congressional account to pay an accuser.” [POLITICO, December 1, 2017]
We’re thankful that Representative Barton chose to not seek re-election after reports of his deeply inappropriate actions and disturbing display of judgment.
Austin, TX -- Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller posted an article praising President Donald Trump for having removed a Muslim federal judge who attempted to implement Sharia law.