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August 8, 2019

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Empower Texans’ Michael Quinn Sullivan Named In Lawsuit Alleging Illegal Campaign Negotiations with Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen
Lone Star Project

"The Bonnen secret tape scandal shows how Texans are being failed by their leadership at every level.  Donald Trump launches racial attacks while John Cornyn, Greg Abbott and other State-wide GOP leaders cheer from the sidelines.  Meanwhile, Dennis Bonnen betrays the trust of House members from both parties by holding backroom meetings with unethical, off-the-edge operatives to plot against his colleagues.” - LSP Director Matt Angle
Texas Is at the Center of Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Facebook Ad Campaign
Texas Observer

Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign has run about 2,200 ads on Facebook featuring the word “invasion” since May 2018, a figure first flagged by a researcher with the progressive organization Media Matters. These ads are a small but potent part of his overall digital ad campaign. Trump has spent roughly $1.25 million on immigration-related Facebook ads since March, which is more than most Democratic presidential candidates have spent in total on Facebook.

Trump’s openness to extensive background checks for gun buys draws warning from NRA
The Washington Post

President Trump has repeatedly told lawmakers and aides in private conversations that he is open to endorsing extensive background checks in the wake of two mass shootings, prompting a warning from the National Rifle Association and concerns among White House aides, according to lawmakers and administration officials. 

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