Statements from Texas

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

Capital Metro originally said MetroRail's yearly operating costs would be "about $2.5 million. Last year ... it cost $13 million to operate."

"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."

Every one of "more than 30 federal judges who have considered the issue of gay and lesbian rights since last June… ruled that marriage is a constitutional right and you cannot deprive individual citizens of that right based on their sexual orientation."

More "25- to 34-year-olds are moving to Austin than any other city in America."

During Lyndon B. Johnson’s first 20 years in Congress, "he opposed every civil rights measure that came up for a vote."

Says he was the only statewide elected official to speak in favor of a federal guest worker plan at the 2012 Republican Party of Texas convention.

"Greg Abbott said it would be a ‘waste’ to expand pre-k to all Texas children."

"Glenn Hegar promised to eliminate the property tax."

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

The National Science Foundation awarded $700,000 to fund a climate change musical.

"Ralph Hall has never voted to raise the debt ceiling."

"Kesha Rogers is not a Democrat."

On HealthCare.Gov, Texan Mark Sullivan "found a good" health insurance "plan that includes dental, for less than $80 a month."

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

"Ted Cruz has been to Iowa four times. Rio Grande Valley of Texas -- just once."

Women "are still paid 82 cents for every dollar a man earns in Texas."

Says President Barack Obama was responsible for "the assassination of at least four American citizens" in drone strikes.

Dan Patrick "called for increasing the gas tax and the state sales tax."

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