Statements from the Texas: 2010 Land Commissioner's race

Says Barack Obama didn't keep his promise to have an immigration bill in his first year.

"We have a director of homeland security who cannot use and will not use the term 'terrorist attack' but instead substitutes 'man-made disaster.' "

“The Republican Party lost 1.1 million registered voters since 2008. The Democratic Party lost 1.2 million registered voters… (while) voter registration in the Libertarian Party rose 8 percent.”

“We’re making more than ever off oil and gas right now, but it’s no secret that oil production in Texas peaked in the 1970s.”

Says Texas General Land Office “has earned the school children of Texas $451,932.89 on wind leases that haven't produced a watt of energy."

Says Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson threatened to shoot him.

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