Texas Governor Rick Perry vetoed SB 436, a bill that would have greatly increased the number of organizations that would have had to make regular reports to the Texas Ethics Commission as being involved in political activities.
Anti-gun Democratic lawmakers in Colorado are facing recall bids from angry voters in what is believed to be the first phase in a number of fallouts over efforts to restrict gun rights expected to be seen across the country. New reports indicate that the National Rifle Association has assumed a major role in the Colorado recall efforts.
Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has introduced a pair of bills protecting fundamental civil liberties. He continues touring primary states, delaying a decision on a run for the White House in 2016.
The special election for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts has turned ugly, with Republican Gabriel Gomez calling Democrat Ed Markey "pond scum" after a Markey TV ad featuring a split screen with Gomez and Osama bin Laden.
Texas Conservatives Mobilize — Ask Governor to Veto Bill Expanding the Definition of Political ActivityWritten by Kurt Hyde
Republicans in the Texas Legislature have passed SB 346, which would greatly expand the definition of what is political activity and force groups to come under political reporting requirements.