Statements we say are False

"Wendy Davis opposes any limits on abortion."

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

"Soy ... el único official estatal quién es un hombre de negocios."

"Studies have shown that voter fraud is non-existent in Texas."

A proposed San Antonio ordinance will allow men into women’s restrooms in the city.

Says U.N. arms treaty will mandate a "new international gun registry."

"I am every year the No.1 pick of all of the law enforcement agencies within Texas."

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

Says Greg Abbott "converted over $1 million in federal grant money intended for use to prosecute online sexual predators and other cyber crimes and instead used it to harass and prosecute senior citizens who were assisting other senior citizens in applying for mail-in ballots."

Says in Texas "it's legal to shoot someone who's committing a ‘public nuisance’ under the cover of dark."

Says less than half of 1 percent of all the Texas legislators who ever served draw "a benefit" from pensions tied to the salaries of state district judges.

Says only about 250 Texans have been killed in action since 9/11.

Says the fertilizer plant that exploded in West, Texas,"had not been inspected by the state of Texas since 2006."

Says al Qaeda has camps with the drug cartels in Mexico.

Says rejecting federal aid to expand Medicaid in Texas will "send $9 billion in federal taxes paid by Texans to other states to insure their working poor."

Says the president of the University of Texas has raised four-year student graduation rates to 75 percent.

Says Houston is "home to more doctors, more nurses, more researchers than any other place in the world."

Says Austin is the largest city in the U.S. without nonstop flights to Europe.

Says "the jurisdictions with the strictest gun control laws, almost without exception … have the highest crime rates and the highest murder rates."

Says Texas public school funding grew three times the rate of enrollment from 2002 to 2012.

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