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Gov. Rick Perry Indicted

A Travis County grand jury has chosen to indict Governor Rick Perry. The indictment comes after an investigation into whether Perry abused his power as governor by attempting to coerce Travis County DA Rosemary Lehmberg into resigning by vetoing funds …


Perry Vetoes Funding for Public Integrity Unit, Faces Complaint of Abuse of Power

After telling the Travis County District Attorney that if she did not resign, he planned to veto funding for the Public Integrity Unit, Rick Perry made good on his promise and vetoed nearly $7.5 million in state funding for the …


Rick Perry Vetoes Fair Pay Legislation

Rick Perry has vetoed legislation that would have brought Texas in line with the Federal Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. HB950, authored by State Rep. Senfronia Thompson and Sponsored in the Senate by Wendy Davis would have allowed victims of …


Back to Basics PAC Releases SD 6 Poll

Back to Basics PAC Releases SD 6 Poll


It’s election season!

It’s election season, and that means candidates all over Texas just can’t stop telling voters what strong supporters of public education they are. That would be just fine, if it were true. But many of the politicians now professing their …


Pay to Play in Harris County Courts? Tell Elaine Palmer that justice can’t be bought!

We think you’d agree that Back to Basics PAC has thrown some heavy punches against Rick Perry and other corrupt Republican officials across Texas. That’s why we were surprised to be attacked by Democratic candidate for Civil District Judge Elaine …


A Crack in Perry’s Armor

Imagine walking into your local community bank and seeing someone in a ski mask waving a handgun. You’d likely be frozen in fear, understandably worried about your future and your family. But what if you looked closer and realized the …


In Case You Missed It: Top House Republican Apologizes For Anti-Semitic Slur

With all the coverage last week of revelations against Herman Cain and Rick Perry’s “was he or wasn’t he drunk” speech in New Hampshire, you might have missed an embarrassment that hits a little closer to home for Texans. State …


Double-Dip Driver Declines Re-Election Bid

Today, everyone’s favorite double-dipping Texas politician, Rep. Joe Driver of Garland, announced his decision not to take another crack at helping himself to our taxpayer dollars. At a time when the Texas budget cannot even meet essential services, we salute Rep. …


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Back To Basics To Rick Perry: We’re Sorry!

Back To Basics PAC Issues Apology To Rick Perry Political committee created controversial “Coward” ad in 2010; now says they were wrong Austin, TX — The Back To Basics PAC issued the following public apology to Governor Rick Perry today: …