Statements from the Texas: 2012 U.S. Senate's race

"I never supported" a state income tax for Texas.  

Says Ted Cruz "has pledged to eliminate" the U.S. Department of Education, which would end federal aid to college students.

Says our national debt is greater than our gross domestic product.

Ted Cruz is "unknown to the vast majority of Texans."  

Says 1 in 7 American families is on food stamps.

Says he has seen Border Patrol signs near the Mexico border in English, Spanish and Chinese.

Says David Dewhurst "explicitly advocated" a guest worker program for all illegal immigrants.

Says federal debt "doubled during the Bush administration."

"I've never supported a payroll tax."

Says he "passed" eight measures, including ones to prevent groping at airport security checks and to bar "sanctuary" cities in Texas.  

"Most of Ted Cruz’s money comes from Washington, from outside the state of Texas."

Says Democratic runoff opponent Grady Yarbrough twice previously ran statewide as a Republican.

Ted Cruz "helps run two national organizations that have been leading the push to give amnesty to illegal immigrants."

Says that from 1992 through 2010, every statewide candidate drawing over 43 percent of the vote in a Republican Texas primary won the resulting runoff.

"Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are negotiating with the United Nations about doing a treaty that will ban the use of firearms."

"Tom Leppert pledged to make Dallas a sanctuary city for illegal immigrants."

Says that when adjusted for inflation and population growth, state general revenue spending has decreased 10.7 percent on his watch.

David Dewhurst "has never once cut one penny from the state budget."

Says Ted Cruz represents a Chinese company found guilty of stealing blueprints from an American manufacturer.

Says opponent Ted Cruz has not led businesses.

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