All statements involving David Dewhurst
Says Texas "school systems" lose 45 days a year on testing.
Says that under Texas law, it takes six years to close a failing school.
"There is no evidence that poor people abuse drugs more frequently than any other socio-economic group."
Says he has seen Border Patrol signs near the Mexico border in English, Spanish and Chinese.
Says David Dewhurst "explicitly advocated" a guest worker program for all illegal immigrants.
Every "major newspaper in Texas calls" David Dewhurst "a moderate."
"I've never supported a payroll tax."
Says he "passed" eight measures, including ones to prevent groping at airport security checks and to bar "sanctuary" cities in Texas.
"Most of Ted Cruz’s money comes from Washington, from outside the state of Texas."
Ted Cruz "helps run two national organizations that have been leading the push to give amnesty to illegal immigrants."
Says that from 1992 through 2010, every statewide candidate drawing over 43 percent of the vote in a Republican Texas primary won the resulting runoff.
Says that when adjusted for inflation and population growth, state general revenue spending has decreased 10.7 percent on his watch.
David Dewhurst "has never once cut one penny from the state budget."
Says Ted Cruz represents a Chinese company found guilty of stealing blueprints from an American manufacturer.
"6.4 million more Americans living in poverty under President Obama."
Says Barack Obama has played over 90 rounds of golf as president.
Says gas costs $4.50 a gallon.
Says Ted Cruz slurred Republican senators including John Cornyn as "graybeards" and "spineless jellyfish."
David Dewhurst has a "record of promoting an income tax."
"Ballistic tests have confirmed that the death of at least one U.S. Border Patrol agent was caused by" weapons that were part of a federal arms trafficking operation.
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