Dan Patrick emphasizes a Pants on Fire against David Dewhurst in this video ad posted online April 23, 2014.
In a fresh video ad, Dan Patrick touts a Pants on Fire bestowed on a David Dewhurst claim.
A scorecard separating fact from fiction
"When people enter the service, there’s not a mental health evaluation."
The NCAA will "get billions" from the men’s basketball tournament. "Players get a trophy."
On HealthCare.Gov, Texan Mark Sullivan "found a good" health insurance "plan that includes dental, for less than $80 a month."
"Ted Cruz has been to Iowa four times. Rio Grande Valley of Texas -- just once."
Says Ralph Hall is "the oldest member in Congress ever."
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