Statements about Elections

"Rick Scott’s Administration spent over $100,000 of taxpayer money during their first voter purge attempt in 2012."

Travis County is "surrounded by red counties."

"I have never lobbied for offshore oil drilling."

"Since 2007 David Jolly has given almost $30,000 to keep Democrats in Congress!"

"This is the first time in Texas history -- and only the fourth time in United States history -- that two women are running for the top spots."

"Scott Walker raises nearly 70 percent of his money from out of state"

"Of the four statewide races this century within a 300-vote margin, three have been overturned in a recount."

Says Rep. Steve Stockman "basically wants gun-filled zones in schools."  

Gov. Charlie Crist "sought for and got approved the automatic restoration of felon rights for nonviolent offenders for the first time in Florida history."

Says Gov. Scott Walker has dropped Wisconsin "to 45th in the nation in job growth prospects while campaigning for president out of state."

"During the last election, Democrats won over a million votes more than Republicans, but because of the way districts are designed, the Republicans got 33 more members of the House of Representatives than the Democrats did."

"If you survey, most (North Carolina) Democrats also agree with our (election) laws and voter ID."

Says there’s no language in the U.S. Constitution that prevents someone from running for Congress simultaneously in multiple states.

In "reality," there have "been no problems whatsoever" with the Texas voter ID law.

One of the "main functions" of the Department of Homeland Security’s SAVE database is "checking voter registration citizenship status."

I am "the first Latina to run for governor of Texas."

Says 18 states and the District of Columbia have voted Democratic in six consecutive presidential elections.  

Wendy Davis is "fighting to bring ... Bloomberg-style gun control to Texas."

"Before the Republican wave in 2010, Democrats had an advantage on the generic ballot in Congress. Even in 1994 with the Gingrich revolution ... Democrats had that advantage."

"Texas Governor Rick Perry’s voter ID law is a blatant effort to defeat Wendy Davis by disenfranchising tens of thousands of women voters."

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