Statements from the Texas: 2011 Austin City Council's race

Says that under City Council Member Randi Shade, Austin had the "highest city debt per person in Texas."

"Under Randi Shade," Austin has "had the highest cost of living of any large Texas city."  

Says the Austin City Council "may give $4 million a year to subsidize a race track."

Says opponent Kathie Tovo "believes that Austin invests too much in the cops, firefighters and paramedics that protect our families and neighborhoods."

Says that several times in the last 15 years, Austin City Council candidates have won seats after trailing by more than 4,000 votes in the election prompting the runoff.  

"The turnout on May 14th was just 7 percent -- the lowest turnout in decades."

Says one of Austin City Council Member Randi Shade’s biggest contributors is the lobbyist for the Formula 1 racetrack planned outside Austin.  

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