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Says Texas is "last in mental health expenditures."

Says Texas is "dead last in support for mental health."

Says 31 percent of Texas physicians accept all new Medicaid patients, down from 67 percent in 2000.

Says personal-injury trial lawyers "have provided over 80 percent of the funding for the Texas Democratic Party for over a decade."

Says Texas passed a state ‘Dream Act’ before any other state.

"The poverty level in" the Dallas school district "is one of the highest in the country, higher than New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, Detroit and Newark."

"Texas’ population is projected to double in the next 50 years or so, but our basic amount of water will remain about where it is now."

Says U.S. corporate tax rate is "highest in the world at 35 percent."

Says the Central Health district's tax rate is the "lowest among the largest counties in Texas, and it will continue to be the lowest" if voters approve a proposed tax increase.  

Says 55 percent of council members have come from area where only 10 percent of Austinites live.

Says Travis County Sheriff Greg Hamilton has accepted $42,000 from strip-club interests and $10,000 from local alcohol distributors.

Says Texas lawmakers last year expanded public education’s share of state spending.

"I am going to be on the ballot in all 50 states. There is no other third-party candidate that’s going to come close to achieving that."  

"We’re seeing now 30 straight months of private-sector job growth, 4.6 million jobs created."

Says a portfolio managed by the Texas General Land Office earned 22 percent last year while the state’s emergency reserve account experienced a 1 percent gain.  

"While (Barack) Obama preaches ‘we are our brother’s keeper,’ his brother and aunt live in real poverty in Kenya."  

Says David Dewhurst "explicitly advocated" a guest worker program for all illegal immigrants.

Says no city comparable in size to Austin or smaller was broken into as many congressional districts.

Says federal debt "doubled during the Bush administration."

Says recent studies indicate that nationally, only 8 percent of white voting-age citizens but 25 percent of African-American voting-age citizens lack government-issued photo IDs.

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