On the RecordRSS
Today the Travis County Democratic Party applauded the work of the Public Integrity Unit for obtaining a first-degree felony indictment of Jerry Cobbs, the executive at the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, who took part in the awarding of an $11 million grant to a company without going through the proper review process.
Statement from Travis County Democratic Party Communications Director Joe Deshotel:
Earlier this year Rick Perry vetoed the funding for the PIU and now it is becoming clear why. CPRIT lacked proper oversight while awarding grants to cronies of Rick Perry and Greg Abbott — an inconvenient truth that could affect their political viability as each eyes higher office. Continue Reading »
Message from the ChairRSS
Dear Travis County Democrats,
We are excited about our upcoming JBR dinner, but it’s not the only exciting thing happening on January 28, 2014. The runoff election for the special election in House District 50 to replace Representative Mark Strama will also be held that day. We need your help to ensure this seat remains in Democratic hands.
Long-time Travis County Democratic Party activist Celia Israel ran an impressive campaign and earned a spot in the runoff election against a GOP opponent, and she has now been endorsed by her Democratic former opponents, Jade Chang Sheppard and Rico Reyes. Governor Rick Perry is counting on the late January election to give the GOP a chance to pick up this seat, but together we can ensure Celia has the support she needs to win.
The TCDP is joining with the Celia Israel Campaign and the South Austin Democrats, Austin Tejano Democrats, and Capital Area Progressive Democrats for a Unity Holiday Party. Continue Reading »