Statements we say are Mostly True
Says he represents or has represented about half the San Antonio-rooted district in which he seeks election.
Says since 2000, Austin’s "tax burden" rose more than 40 percent while family income rose more than 20 percent.
Says no Austin City Council "member lives south of" Lady Bird Lake "or north of 45th Street."
Says Ted Cruz represents a Chinese company found guilty of stealing blueprints from an American manufacturer.
Says Jeff Wentworth was the only Republican to vote against the Texas measure requiring women to have a sonogram before receiving an abortion.
In "the past 10 years, our (Austin) water rates have increased by 100 percent and we now have the highest water cost of the top 10 cities in Texas."
"In Texas, there are 668 Democratic Hispanic elected officials to the 60 in the Republican Party."
"A hundred percent of all the jobs lost during the recession have been reclaimed in Texas … while the nation is at about 36 percent."
Says he "did the very best" in a recent poll in Iowa matching up each of the major Republican presidential candidates against President Barack Obama.
Says there’s no proven instance where hydraulic fracking has polluted groundwater.
Says in his years as a Texas legislator, "we passed three pay increases for teachers and provided them with health insurance."
Says "we brought crime rate down by 30 percent" when he was mayor of Dallas.
Says Texas does not regulate the appearance of some kinds of imitation firearms sold in Texas.
Says up to a quarter of African Americans don’t have government photo ID.
Says taking millionaires off food stamps and unemployment would save $20 million.
Says Rick Santorum voted for the Bridge to Nowhere.
Says Mitt Romney raised business taxes 20 percent in Massachusetts.
More Hispanics "have been elected statewide (in Texas) on the Republican ticket than on the Democratic ticket."
"A part-time Congress with half the pay would still make $38,000 a year more than the average American family."
Says the main Central Texas food bank is delivering 50 percent more food to the poor than three years ago.
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