“Repeatedly” = “twice”
Says Stefani Carter "repeatedly used her campaign contributors’ donations to rent margarita machines for our state house office."
With the Gipper from a distance
"Worked with Ronald Reagan and helped re-elect him."
When in doubt, call the Pentagon
"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."
Security stepped up around Capitol
David Dewhurst is "the first lieutenant governor in history to have a personal security detail."
States and others imposing checks
Federal law for Obamacare navigators "does not bar — or even require screening for — convicted felons, including individuals convicted of identity theft or fraud."
State's rate perennially high
"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.
Rare, but there
"Studies have shown that voter fraud is non-existent in Texas."
IRS workers object to bill, not "Obamacare"
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."
Some, not all
Says residents of Texas and San Antonio can be fired or denied jobs because they are gay.
Cue the great recession
"The economy added more jobs during four years under Obama than it did in the entire eight years under George W. Bush."
Highest rate, not highest number
Says Texas has the most uninsured people of any state -- 6 million.
Except for 4 bigger cities
Says Austin is the largest city in the U.S. without nonstop flights to Europe.
Close to first, at least
"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."
Put it in the constitution, he once said
"I never supported" a state income tax for Texas.
Brush country beacons
Says he has seen Border Patrol signs near the Mexico border in English, Spanish and Chinese.
Almost, adjusted for inflation
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."
Cruz has been lawyer, government official
Says opponent Ted Cruz has not led businesses.
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