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  • Texas lawmaker seeks probe (of Democrat U.S. Rep. Martin Frost)

    05/28/2004 12:44:23 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 6 replies · 95+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, May 28, 2004 | By Hugh Aynesworth
    <p>GREENVILLE, Texas -- A Republican state senator is accusing U.S. Rep. Martin Frost, Texas Democrat, of financial irregularities and is demanding that the Austin district attorney investigate his charges.</p> <p>State Sen. Robert F. Deuell, Greenville Republican, sent a two-page letter to Democratic prosecutor Ronnie Earle on Tuesday and provided copies to several major Republican officials.</p>
  • Texas Democrats Oust Members Who Supported GOP

    03/11/2004 5:59:48 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 31 replies · 184+ views
    Laredo, TX, Morning Times ^ | 03-11-04 | Vertuno, Jim, AP
    Demos oust members who supported GOP BY JIM VERTUNO Associated Press Writer AUSTIN - The Texas primary election took its toll on state House Democrats who had aligned with the Republican leadership during the bitter partisan fights last year. Seven House Democrats, including longtime maverick lawmaker Rep. Ron Wilson of Houston, were defeated or headed for runoffs. Five had supported GOP-backed legislation and Republican House Speaker Tom Craddick. "I'm tickled pink," said Texas Democratic Party Chairman Charles Soechting. "I don't describe it as a purge. I describe it as a realignment of priorities." Wilson was the biggest name to fall....
  • Flashback! In 1998 Democrats Admit Even If Iraq Has WMD, They Will Be Hard to Find!

    01/28/2004 8:57:39 AM PST · by jmstein7 · 18 replies · 330+ views
    Public Domain - Congressional Press Release | 12-19-1998 | Rep. Martin Frost (D-TX)
    REMOVE SADDAM FROM POWER MARTIN FROST , REPRESENTATIVE , HOUSE HOUSE DEMOCRAT STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DECEMBER 19, 1998 Saddam Is the Problem--When Will We Finish the Job? The Latest Air Strikes Against Iraq: 'Not Our Objective to Remove Saddam from Power' December 18, 1998 One things clear about the Clinton Administration's latest air strikes against Iraq: when they are over, Saddam Hussein will still be in power. On December 17, 1998, the Congress voted nearly unanimously in support of our troops while they are engaged in Operation Desert Fox. The same resolution, however, contained this statement: "It should be...
  • Sessions, Frost keep gloves on - 1st joint appearance by Dist 32 candidates is polite peek at issues

    01/26/2004 8:31:30 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 4 replies · 236+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | January 26, 2004 | By DAVE LEVINTHAL / The Dallas Morning News
    Sessions, Frost keep gloves on1st joint appearance by District 32 candidates is a polite peek at issues 08:29 AM CST on Monday, January 26, 2004By DAVE LEVINTHAL / The Dallas Morning News In detailing their divisions on civil liberties and the role of the federal government, Congressmen Pete Sessions and Martin Frost on Sunday foreshadowed the key issues of their nationally notable campaign-in-the-making. Their participation in a political issues breakfast forum at Temple Emanu-El in Dallas marked the first time the congressmen appeared together in public since Mr. Frost, a 13-term Arlington Democrat, announced Jan. 16 that he would challenge...
  • Martin Frost (Texas demonRAT) Slamming His Pubbie Opponent (Pete Sessions) - TALKING POINTS

    01/25/2004 2:01:49 PM PST · by harpu · 4 replies · 257+ views
    The Quorum Report ^ | 1/23/04 | Martin Frost Campaign Committee
    FROST & TX-32: MODERATE, EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP FOR DIVERSE, COMPETITIVE CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT TX-32 & incumbency: Frost’s home for nearly three decades, and Sessions has never even voted there • Battle-tested in TX-32: Frost has won 11 contested elections in TX-32 territory; Session has won only 4. • Frost’s close ties to TX-32: He’s lived in TX-32 territory for 29 of the last 31 years, and represented key parts of it for 25 years. For 25 years, he’s been an effective, high-profile Member in the Dallas-Fort Worth media market. TX-32’s Oak Cliff neighborhood has been Frost’s home for nearly 30 years, and...
  • Republicans must endure Frost's bite

    01/18/2004 11:43:13 AM PST · by Dubya · 14 replies · 143+ views
    Star-Telegram ^ | Jan. 18, 2004 | Bob Ray Sanders
    The ferocious big dog that House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and other Republican leaders most wanted to muzzle, send to the pound and eventually "put down" for good is growling louder than ever. He also looks as though he is poised and ready to bite. Let me assure you that U.S. Rep. Martin Frost's bite is a lot worse than his bark. That means U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Dallas, ought to be more than a little nervous. Frost, a 13-term congressman from Arlington who is the senior Democrat in Congress from Texas and the South, filed Friday to run against...
  • Sessions, Frost ready to rumble - the "No. 1" race in the nation (Texas)

    01/18/2004 8:27:45 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 31 replies · 381+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | January 18, 2004 | By DAVE LEVINTHAL / The Dallas Morning News
    Sessions, Frost ready to rumbleCongressional rivals eager to face off but hold their best punches for later08:43 PM CST on Saturday, January 17, 2004By DAVE LEVINTHAL / The Dallas Morning News The "No. 1" race in the nation. The "tip of the spear" among big-money contests. With the Martin Frost vs. Pete Sessions congressional contest all of two days old, political observers – and the candidates themselves – are hyping its significance as if boxing promoter Don King had been advising them. To be sure, the race between the sitting congressmen will, by all accounts, be expensive and passionately partisan....
  • Frost to challenge incumbent Sessions for U.S. House seat

    01/16/2004 2:22:11 PM PST · by BushisTheMan · 17 replies · 200+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 01/16/2004 | Associated Press
    Veteran Democratic U.S. Rep. Martin Frost will announce plans today to challenge Republican incumbent Rep. Pete Sessions in a bid to preserve his congressional career. Frost's current district in the Dallas-Fort Worth area was dismantled by GOP map-drawers earlier this year who were looking to put more Republican Texans in Congress. A Democratic strategist confirmed reports, on condition of anonymity, that Frost will file to run in Congressional District 32. Reports were first published Thursday in The Dallas Morning News. The district encompasses part of north and west Dallas, the largely Hispanic neighborhoods of North Oak Cliff and part of...
  • Frost expected to challenge Sessions for seat

    01/15/2004 7:39:52 PM PST · by Tall_Texan · 11 replies · 148+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 11-15-04 | April Castro
    By APRIL CASTRO Associated Press Veteran Democratic U.S. Rep. Martin Frost will announce plans Friday to challenge Republican incumbent Rep. Pete Sessions in a bid to preserve his congressional career. Frost's current district in the Dallas-Fort Worth area was dismantled by GOP map-drawers earlier this year who were looking to put more Republican Texans in Congress. A Democratic strategist confirmed reports, on condition of anonymity, that Frost will file to run in Congressional District 32. Reports were first published Thursday in The Dallas Morning News. The district encompasses part of north and west Dallas, the largely Hispanic neighborhoods of North...
  • Bye Bye Martin Frost

    01/08/2004 9:13:02 PM PST · by Froggie · 14 replies · 142+ views
    I just noted that I would be represented by Martin Frost should he win re-election in the 24th district of Texas in the next election. This can not be!!! Since I've lived here, I have gone from district 6 (Joe Barton - R) to district 26 (Dr. Burgess (formerly Dick Army's district) and now ---- HELP - district 24 (Martin Frost). I see a Terry Waldrup has filed as a Republican to run against Frost.....anyone know anything of Mr Waldrup and can he beat Frost? Certainly in this district Frost must be vulnerable. I suspect that is why he is...
  • Martin Frost says he won't go without a fight

    01/07/2004 5:36:35 AM PST · by harpu · 14 replies · 146+ views
    U.S. Rep. Martin Frost's career could be in jeopardy now that a federal panel has upheld the Republican-drawn congressional map. North Texas Republicans rejoiced and Democrats cried foul Tuesday as word spread that new congressional boundaries drawn by GOP leaders had been upheld by a federal judicial panel in Austin. U.S. Rep. Martin Frost, an Arlington Democrat whose political career may be cut short by the court's ruling, said he would wait to see whether the U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear an appeal of the map before deciding what district to run in. If the Supreme Court does not...
  • Congresswoman impugns motives of fellow Democrats on redistricting

    12/29/2003 4:58:25 PM PST · by harpu · 11 replies · 113+ views
    TexasGOP ^ | 12/29/03 | Spin Cycle
    Now that the U.S. Department of Justice has pre-cleared the state congressional redistricting plan, Texans await a federal court ruling to see if fair, new districts will finally be implemented. The court has concluded proceedings and is expected to issue a decision on the plan passed by the Legislature in the next few days. In recent weeks, much of the press coverage on the trial has focused on false Democrat claims that African Americans and Hispanics will lose representation under the new plan. But what many Texans may not have read in their newspapers is that one Democrat Congresswoman says...
  • Texas Monthly's "Bum Steer" Awards Go to Perry, DeLay, Dewhurst, and Craddick

    12/17/2003 1:54:23 PM PST · by Theodore R. · 7 replies · 240+ views
    Texas Monthly Magazine | January 2004 | Texas Monthly Editorial Board
    Happy new Steer. The January TEXAS MONTHLY contains the thirtieth installment of our Bum Steer Awards, which, er, celebrate notable acts of buffoonery in the previous twelve months. As always, we couldn't do it without you—and by "you" I mean the stupid crooks, lunkheaded politicians, vapid actresses, and other dim bulbs in the state chandelier whose exploits elate us so. This year, the faulty filament faction includes lifetime Mensa member Jessica Simpson, acquitted people person Robert Durst, Paris High School's Farmland Uber Alles marching band, and at the head of the crass, the Perrymanderers who didn't DeLay their plans to...
  • Texas Democrats Rail Against GOP's Map: Congressmen Testify of Redistricting Flaws

    12/13/2003 7:19:56 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 9 replies · 210+ views
    Democrats rail against GOP's map Congressmen testify of redistricting flaws Associated Press AUSTIN (AP) — A proposed plan to put more Texas Republicans in Congress would be detrimental to the seniority of the state's congressional delegation, veteran Democratic incumbents testified in federal court Friday. In the second day of testimony in a redistricting trial, Democratic Rep. Chet Edwards of Waco and Rep. Max Sandlin of Marshall each described to a three-judge panel the influence wielded by senior members of Congress from either party. "Seniority is everything in the U.S. Congress," said Sandlin, chief deputy whip for the Democratic Caucus. Edwards,...
  • Letter to Congressman Martin Frost, D-TX

    12/12/2003 10:48:52 PM PST · by Indie · 65 replies · 285+ views
    LETTER TO PRES BUSH AND MARTIN FROST If this country does not control it's borders, this country will indeed be lost. The cure is not amnesty. The cure is not giving them social security benefits. The cure is closing the borders and shipping illegals back. Period. RESPONSE FROM MARTIN FROST: Thank you for contacting me about immigration legislation. I appreciate hearing your views, and I am happy to respond. I understand your concern regarding immigration issues and I am committed to ensuring that our existing immigration laws are properly enforced. Our country was founded by immigrants and I would not...
  • Candidates Begin Filing Papers to Run in 2004 Primary Election in Texas

    12/04/2003 5:40:31 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 5 replies · 221+ views
    Candidates begin filing papers to run in 2004 primary election AUSTIN (AP) — Candidates for president, Congress, the Texas Legislature and other offices began filing papers for the 2004 primary election Wednesday, even as a dispute simmered over which congressional districts will be used. Democratic U.S. Rep. Martin Frost of Arlington filed to run in the district he has represented for 25 years. Frost said he was confident a federal court will uphold existing congressional boundaries and toss out a GOP redistricting plan approved this fall. The Republican map, which Democrats claim violates minority voting rights, decimated Frost's heavily minority...
  • Frost: 'I'll be back' in 2004 - aide vows to wage a "battle of good vs. evil" against Republicans

    10/26/2003 4:37:45 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 17 replies · 148+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | October 26, 2003 | By DAVE LEVINTHAL / The Dallas Morning News
    Frost: 'I'll be back' in 2004Campaign begins with defiance despite threat from redistricting 11:29 PM CDT on Saturday, October 25, 2003By DAVE LEVINTHAL / The Dallas Morning News Celebrating his 25th year in Congress, U.S. Rep. Martin Frost, D-Arlington, on Saturday night launched what could be the most arduous battle of his political career. The crowd of more than 500 supporters at Eddie Deen's Ranch in Dallas, who paid $500 each to attend Mr. Frost's first major campaign fund-raiser of the 2004 election, refused to temper their enthusiasm, despite Republican designs on Mr. Frost's seat. Democrats this month began a...
  • DPS sues Abbott over Capitol videotape

    09/25/2003 5:59:55 AM PDT · by harpu · 5 replies · 172+ views
    Austin (Liberal Rag) Statesman ^ | 9/25/03 | Claire Osborn
    Recording of alleged theft would reveal where hidden security cameras located, agency says...The Texas Department of Public Safety sued the state attorney general Wednesday to block release of a security videotape of a hallway in the Capitol where a map and a briefcase were reported stolen in April. The issue is security: The DPS contends that releasing the video would compromise security by revealing where the camera is. The attorney general's office ruled Aug. 26 that the videotape must be released. A DPS spokeswoman had no comment about the lawsuit Wednesday. The agency's lawyer, Raymond White, could not be reached...
  • Senator vows remap fight

    09/06/2003 6:29:32 AM PDT · by harpu · 2 replies · 220+ views
    Fort Worth[less] Startlegram ^ | 9/6/03 | John Moritz (democrat water carrier)
    ...BUT will do so on the Texas Senate Floor. Sen. John Whitmire said Friday after returning to Austin that if a third legislative session is called, he'll stay to fight redistricting. AUSTIN - Sen. John Whitmire, whose abrupt defection this week from the band of rebel Democrats whose absence has crippled the Texas Senate for almost 40 days, said Friday that his opposition to redistricting remains firm but that he'll return to work if a third special session is called.Whitmire, a 30-year veteran of the Legislature and the longest-serving state senator, said the 10 Democrats who are continuing the boycott...
  • Absent Democrats lose sight of their goal

    09/06/2003 6:17:21 AM PDT · by harpu · 2 replies · 159+ views
    Fort Worth[less] Startlegram ^ | 9/6/03 | Bud Kennedy (democrat water carrier)
    John Whitmire got out of New Mexico just in time. What began as a noble protest defending Texas Senate tradition has sunk to the level of a pathetic Bush-bashing Democratic presidential campaign stunt.His 10 fellow Democrats in the now-truncated "Texas 11" would be wise to end their world tour and come back to Austin. If they don't, the remaining Senate majority can now pass what could be an even more direly one-sided Republican congressional redistricting plan.When the Texas 11 left Austin for Albuquerque, N.M., on July 28, their protest was honorable and based on principle. Republican Gov. Rick Perry had...