Statements from the Texas: 2014 Lieutenant Governor's race

"We have a 40 to 50 percent dropout rate in our inner-city schools."

Dan Patrick was the only state senator "who voted against the Veteran Entrepreneurship Program, a program that assists veterans in successfully starting up their own businesses."

"The platform of the Republican Party says deport everybody and to hell with it."

Says Dan Patrick has "called immigration into Texas an invasion" and "said immigrants coming into Texas bring ‘third-world diseases.’"

Our "trade with Mexico is $720 million a day; that’s our No. 1 trading partner."

Under David Dewhurst’s leadership, the Texas "Senate passed an expansion of in-state tuition and free health care to illegal immigrants."

Wendy Davis "was just doing a fund-raiser in Chicago with the international socialists organization."

"PolitiFact Texas gave" a David Dewhurst TV ad "a ‘Pants-on-Fire’ rating as an outrageous lie."

Dan Patrick "got caught not paying his taxes" and "pocketed his employees’ payroll taxes."

"David Dewhurst currently owes more than $1 million to vendors for services provided to his 2012 U.S. Senate campaign."

Dan Patrick "changed his name from Danny Goeb to hide from" his "debts."

Dan Patrick "called for increasing the gas tax and the state sales tax."

Says Dan Patrick "supported giving a $5,000 taxpayer-funded voucher to every family to buy a car."  

On repealing the 17th Amendment

On repealing the 17th Amendment

"Savings that I achieved" helped fund cameras on the border. "As a result, more than 21,500 arrests have been made and 46 tons of narcotics confiscated."

David Dewhurst is "the first lieutenant governor in history to have a personal security detail."

In altered photo, says Barack Obama wants "more of Texans’ private data" via health care.

"I have cut taxes 63 times, including a 2006 property tax reduction that ranks as the largest in state history."

"Firearms homicides are down about 40 percent" since Texas passed concealed-gun permit law.

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