Statements from Dallas

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

"Worked with Ronald Reagan and helped re-elect him."

"More than 40,000 troops are still stationed in Afghanistan with no clear objective. Even in the best case, by the end of the year at least 10,000 American soldiers will still be on the ground."

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

Federal law for Obamacare navigators "does not bar — or even require screening for — convicted felons, including individuals convicted of identity theft or fraud."

"Texas has the highest rate of uninsured in the nation. ... And there are more uninsured children in Texas than in any other state."

Greg Abbott defended more than $5 billion in public school funding cuts in fighting hundreds of school districts in court.

"Studies have shown that voter fraud is non-existent in Texas."

Says "the acting chief of the IRS said he – and the majority of IRS employees – would rather stay with his current" health "plan than switch to Obamacare."

Says residents of Texas and San Antonio can be fired or denied jobs because they are gay.

"The economy added more jobs during four years under Obama than it did in the entire eight years under George W. Bush."  

Says Texas has the most uninsured people of any state -- 6 million.

Says Austin is the largest city in the U.S. without nonstop flights to Europe.

"The poverty level in" the Dallas school district "is one of the highest in the country, higher than New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, Detroit and Newark."

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

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

Says federal debt "doubled during the Bush administration."

"I've never supported a payroll tax."

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

Says opponent Ted Cruz has not led businesses.

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