Statements from the Texas: 2010 U.S. House's race

"The incoming Republican freshman class – well, it’s no ordinary group: nearly half of its roughly 80 members have never served in elective office before."

"Donna Campbell has called for ending all federal funding for education"

Says Lloyd Doggett voted for the health care, stimulus and cap-and-trade bills.

On possibly raising the Social Security retirement age.

"When Washington liberals wanted to take away our guns, Chet said no."

"I said no to these big bank bailouts."

PolitiFact Texas says "Congressman Edwards' attacks on Bill Flores are false."

"More people were killed in the United States last year by tainted food than U.S. troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan since the wars began."

Says opponent Bill Flores helped run a company that laid off over 3,000 workers and paid off executives with millions.

Says the federal agency in charge of Medicare and Medicaid will disburse $803 billion in benefits this year, making "it larger than all but 15 of the world's economies."

"Over 80 percent of our trade deficit today is with countries that are not trade agreement partners, that are not level playing fields for the United States."

"We could cut unemployment in half simply by reclaiming the jobs taken by illegal workers."

Says the United States is the only nation that affords citizenship to anyone born here, "whether you are here legally or illegally."

"Over the time that President Obama has been in office, we have lost 2.5 million free enterprise system jobs, and, yet, 500,000 federal government jobs have been added."

"Today almost half our debt is owned by foreigners."

"Today, we have two Vietnams, side by side, North and South, exchanging and working."

Says Houston’s 18th congressional district has been “gentrified” and is home to “more Anglos than African Americans.”

Says U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul is "the sixth-richest person in Congress."

"Ninety-six percent of the last session, (U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar) voted with Nancy Pelosi."

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