Investment tax affecting very few
Says real estate taxes were put in place to pay for Obamacare.
It's a parent!
Says legislation supported by gay rights activists would strip "mother" and "father" from future Texas birth certificates.
Omits 2011 cuts, commits inflation error
Says that over the past 20 years, Texas public school spending rose 142 percent and per-pupil spending more than tripled when adjusted for inflation.
Don't know much about condom-y
Says opponent Chad Chadwell "wants condom techniques demonstrated to your children."
Hardly by himself
Says he "is the reason we do not pay a toll every time we pass over the bridge at MoPac and William Cannon."
Varies year to year
"We confer more PhDs each year than any other university in America except Berkeley."
Not mandated, not precisely $300 million
Says a voter-adopted constitutional amendment "instructed" a state board headed by Jerry Patterson to put $300 million in investment earnings into a fund supporting public school operations.
Says Rush Limbaugh made it clear he’d rather see the country fail than President Barack Obama succeed.
Math solid, but Republicans ruled much of period
Says that when Democrats controlled Congress and the White House, federal spending as a share of the Gross Domestic Product leapt from 18.2 percent in 2001 to 25.2 percent in 2009 -- the largest such increase in any eight-year period since World War II.
Name ID high, lacks legislative record
Ted Cruz is "unknown to the vast majority of Texans."
Ryan plan didn't come up
Says Mitt Romney said at a January 2012 debate that under Paul Ryan’s tax plan, "I’d have paid no taxes in the last two years."
Didn't go so far
Texans for Accountable Government
Says PolitiFact "validated and independently documented" its "criminal history" claims about Adan Ballesteros.
Believed isn't proved
Says Texas proved in court that more than 200 dead people voted in the latest Texas election.
Bad check charge, dismissed
Says Michael Cargill was "arrested and incarcerated in Bell County."
Club for Growth
Every "major newspaper in Texas calls" David Dewhurst "a moderate."
Study's existence unconfirmed, dang it
Says a national Coca-Cola study showed Texans love Texas more than residents of any other state love their state; Wisconsinites ranked second.
Up to 40 percent
"Most of Ted Cruz’s money comes from Washington, from outside the state of Texas."
Seems about 60 short
Says he has nearly 200 delegates bound to support his candidacy at the Republican National Convention.
Money spent, nothing bent
Conservative Republicans of Texas PAC
Says Jeff Wentworth, bending the rules, "has used $211,743.96 in campaign contributions to lease luxury cars."
Lloyd Doggett "made millions off companies like Bank of America while they took taxpayer bailout money."
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