Statements from Houston

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

"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."

"In 2005, Dan Branch tried to expand third-trimester abortions in Texas."

"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."

David Alameel "is giving thousands of dollars to support the Republican Party candidates" including John Cornyn and Greg Abbott.

"Kesha Rogers is not a Democrat."

On repealing the 17th Amendment

On repealing the 17th Amendment

John Cornyn "voted twice in 2013 to back Obama’s amnesty plan."

"Macy's sent a letter to Rick Perry urging him to veto" equal pay bill.

I am "the only candidate for lieutenant governor to oppose in-state tuition for illegal immigrants."

Says Houston National Cemetery is preventing Christian prayers from being said at military funerals.

Says the 2014-15 state budget "cut border security and funding to fight criminal gangs."

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

Says student loan interest rates will double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent July 1.

Says the Obama administration plans to reduce the number of beds devoted to holding individuals violating immigration laws and to "release hundreds of dangerous criminals into our communities."

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

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