Statements from Houston

Says Milken Institute rated San Antonio as nation’s top-performing local economy.

Says David Dewhurst "explicitly advocated" a guest worker program for all illegal immigrants.

Says recent studies indicate that nationally, only 8 percent of white voting-age citizens but 25 percent of African-American voting-age citizens lack government-issued photo IDs.

Says cuts by Gov. Rick Perry's administration left "12,000 teachers without a job."

Says because of Texas lawmakers’ choices, "hundreds of thousands of women no longer have access to basic medical care, life-saving cancer screenings and contraception."

Says under Mitt Romney, Massachusetts was 47th in job creation.

Says Democratic runoff opponent Grady Yarbrough twice previously ran statewide as a Republican.

"Eric Holder is supportive of the NAACP's efforts to get the United Nations involved in our elections."

Says IBM leader told Obama that using IBM technology to cut fraud could "pay for" health care reform.

Say Texas U.S. Reps. Eddie Bernice Johnson and Sheila Jackson Lee are among open Socialists in Congress.

Says close to 90 percent of the population growth in Texas over the last decade was non-Anglo.

"At Texas A&M University, only 49 out of 3,000 faculty members brought in enough money to pay for their salaries and overhead over the past five years."

"Ninety percent of Texans say they do not want the nursing homes to close. It polls higher than anything else."

Says women who need a sonogram in the eighth to 10th week of pregnancy have to get a transvaginal sonogram.

Texas would have to increase current state spending by 28 percent just to reach the national average for spending per resident.

"We have 80,000 abortions in Texas every year."

Says the foreman of the jury that convicted him was a Greenpeace activist.

"Martin Luther King Jr. was a Republican!"

Says Rick Perry told students he couldn't attend a gubernatorial forum due to scheduling conflicts, then on forum day "tweeted that he'd just been running with his dog."

"Austin politicians want to cram more kids into classrooms so they don't have to make the tough decisions to balance the budget."

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