Todd Staples's file:
Staples

Republican from Texas

Staples was first elected agriculture commissioner of Texas in 2006 after previously serving in the Texas Senate and House.

Recent statements involving Todd Staples

"Savings that I achieved" helped fund cameras on the border. "As a result, more than 21,500 arrests have been made and 46 tons of narcotics confiscated."

David Dewhurst is "the first lieutenant governor in history to have a personal security detail."

I am "the only candidate for lieutenant governor to oppose in-state tuition for illegal immigrants."

Says David Dewhurst "went out for drinks" during Senate debate on abortion bill.

Says the Obama administration approved a major disaster declaration for Oklahoma in 2009, when nine of the state’s 77 counties burned for "about three days," while Texas wildfires have been burning for longer without such a declaration.

Recent stories featuring Todd Staples

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Full flops for Dewhurst, Patrick on repealing a constitutional amendment:

U.S. Senate hopefuls David Dewhurst and Dan Patrick flip-flopped on whether to change how senators are chosen. Yes, both said, then no.

Federal aid covers most costs of cameras near Texas-Mexico border:

Texan Todd Staples made a claim about his agency funding cameras watching the Texas-Mexico border.

Most of the program's funding originated with Uncle Sam.

The details behind David Dewhurst's security detail:

A foe said Dewhurst is the first lieutenant governor of Texas to have a security detail. That appears so.

Got any questions about the candidates’ answers?:

The Republican candidates for lieutenant governor faced questions on border security, abortion, education and other key topics in Monday night’s debate hosted by KERA-TV, Channel 13 in Dallas. Read on for the facts on claims they’ve made before -- and tell us what piqued your interest.

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