Statements from Austin

"We have less crime in the (Rio Grande) Valley than we do in other major Texas cities."

Austin mayoral candidate "Mike Martinez takes corporate money."

Says Central Texas river water sent to downstream rice farmers in 2011 equaled about three years’ worth of Austin’s water use.

Four (maybe five) Latinos have served on the Austin City Council.  

"Wendy Davis has already taken more $ from teacher unions than the past 3 Democrat gubernatorial candidates combined."

Ryan Sitton’s company "accepted over $650,000 in Obama stimulus dollars."

Capital Metro originally said MetroRail's yearly operating costs would be "about $2.5 million. Last year ... it cost $13 million to operate."

Every one of "more than 30 federal judges who have considered the issue of gay and lesbian rights since last June… ruled that marriage is a constitutional right and you cannot deprive individual citizens of that right based on their sexual orientation."

"Glenn Hegar promised to eliminate the property tax."

"Ralph Hall has never voted to raise the debt ceiling."

On HealthCare.Gov, Texan Mark Sullivan "found a good" health insurance "plan that includes dental, for less than $80 a month."

Says Stefani Carter "repeatedly used her campaign contributors’ donations to rent margarita machines for our state house office."

Says President Barack Obama was responsible for "the assassination of at least four American citizens" in drone strikes.

"As attorney general, I have prosecuted judges, district attorneys and other public officials across Texas who violated that (public) trust, who have been corrupted."

Austin is "a city that has basically doubled in size every 25 years or so since it was founded."

Sarah Eckhardt "refused to take her own pay increases repeatedly."

Barry Smitherman "doesn’t have enough legal experience to apply for most of the jobs at the attorney general’s office."

"Travis County now has the highest urban county tax rate in Texas."

On repealing the 17th Amendment

On repealing the 17th Amendment

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