Statements from Texas Capitol

"If you rent a U-Haul to move your company, it costs twice as much to go from San Francisco to Austin than the other way around, because you can’t find enough trucks to flee the Golden State."

"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."

"We have more women living in poverty in this state than almost anywhere else."

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."

"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."

On repealing the 17th Amendment

On repealing the 17th Amendment

Girl Scouts USA’s curriculum "promotes Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, Betty Friedan, founder of NARAL Prochoice, and other pro-abortion women as icons for our children to emulate."

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

The "U.S. has the highest unintended pregnancy rate of any Western industrialized country."

"Savings that I achieved" helped fund cameras on the border. "As a result, more than 21,500 arrests have been made and 46 tons of narcotics confiscated."

Says 85 percent of IDEA charter-school students come from low-income families and about 99 percent of its graduates go to college.

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

"I never gave up custody of my children. I never lost custody of my children."  

Nearly 90% of Travis County government races will be settled by the time of the Democratic primary.

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