Statements from the Texas: 2010 Texas House of Representatives's race

"During Sherrod Brown’s past decade as a D.C. politician, more than one out of every four jobs that has left America, left from Ohio. ... Sherrod Brown will own these horrendous Ohio job numbers next year."

"Paul Workman wants to raise the sales tax."

Patrick Rose "voted to explore a state income tax."

Says the Annie's List political group supports third-trimester abortions on demand.

Says state Rep. Patrick Rose votes 90 percent with liberals, backed the state's largest tax increase, proposed nearly $15 billion in government spending and supported "Obama-style government-run health care system for Texas."

Says Republican opponent Jason Isaac is peddling a plan meaning Texans "would pay the highest sales taxes in America, up to 14.5 percent."

"Austin politicians want to cram more kids into classrooms so they don't have to make the tough decisions to balance the budget."

Says state Rep. Diana Maldonado of Round Rock uses Craigslist to hire campaign block walkers.

Says State Rep. Kristi Thibaut was an ACORN lobbyist.

Jim Dunnam "has not lived in the district he represents for years now."

"Over 81 percent of the babies that are born at LBJ Hospital right here in Houston are born of women who are not here legally."

"Only about a third" of Texans who enroll in college graduate.

Says state Rep. Jim Keffer, a GOP lieutenant to House Speaker Joe Straus, "did mail pieces for Democrat Mark Strama to help him defeat" a Republican.

Texas state Reps. Dan Branch and Jim Pitts, lieutenants to House Speaker Joe Straus, “are helping Democrat Ellen Cohen against her Republican challenger, doing events with her in her district.”

"Powerful Houston Democrats Sylvia Garcia (Democrat county commissioner in Harris County) and Elyse Lanie(r) (wife of the former liberal Democrat mayor Bob Lanier) sponsored a Democrat fundraiser for Speaker (Joe) Straus with numerous Democrat officials and high-ranking union officials."

Says Republican lieutenants to House Speaker Joe Straus “aired radio ads supporting Democrat(ic state Rep.) Mark Homer... helping the Democrat to a narrow win.”

"We’re No. 1 in child hunger."

"War for the soul of the TxDems: 57% of Dem incumbents for Tx House LOST their primary."

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