Statements about Candidate Biography
"There have been at least 100 shootings each year [Angel Taveras] has been mayor" of Providence.
Texas prosecutor Rosemary Lehmberg purchased "72 bottles of vodka in just one store alone, in just over a year."
"Before I was state treasurer, my Rhode Island business helped create over 1,000 jobs."
Says Ted Cruz "was just bribed by the Kochs to introduce a bill that would give them and their allies America’s national forests, parks, and other public lands and open them for mining, drilling, fracking and logging."
Says that, as a Supreme Court justice, Greg Abbott found that a company whose vacuum cleaners were sold door to door "had no responsibility" in the hiring of a salesman who raped a customer.
Austin mayoral candidate "Mike Martinez takes corporate money."
Rhode Island's state pension system "underperformed the median three out of the four years that Mr. [Frank] Caprio was in office."
Says John Cornyn dodged the draft during the Vietnam War.
Says he "voted for disaster relief and full funding of FEMA."
Says Greg Abbott "has lost" in court "four times in just the past few days."
The Wisconsin unemployment rate was higher than the U.S. rate during only three months when Mary Burke was state commerce secretary.
"As Alaska’s attorney general, (U.S. Senate candidate Dan) Sullivan successfully fought to protect our Second Amendment rights and passed ‘stand your ground.’ "
Says he lived in a colonia while working as a farm worker.
Republican candidate for governor Ken Block was "fined and had to admit that (he) funneled money illegally to the Moderate Party."
Republican candidate for governor Allan Fung "donated to Democrats like Congressman David Cicilline, disgraced (House) speaker Gordon Fox and even Mr. Obamacare, Harry Reid."
"Wendy Davis’ legal work is currently under FBI investigation."
When Rick Scott "was deposed in lawsuits about his company, he took the Fifth 75 times."
Says Hillary Clinton’s approval rating went from 70 percent to 52 percent in 18 months.
"We came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt."
I turned "a $110 million deficit into a $1.6 million surplus for our city."
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