Statements we say are True

Travis County is "surrounded by red counties."

Nearly 40 percent of his McAllen-area constituents suffer from obesity.

"Texas has the highest rate of uninsured in the nation. ... And there are more uninsured children in Texas than in any other state."

"At present spending levels, only citizens of New York have a greater local debt burden than Texans."

"Macy's sent a letter to Rick Perry urging him to veto" equal pay bill.

"Nearly 20% of our residents" are born abroad.

"A million people … could get health insurance right away" if Texas expanded Medicaid under Obamacare.

A congressional laundry closed due to the partial government shutdown.

The U.S. Supreme Court decided in 1982 that non-citizen children must get free K-12 education.

"One out of 10 minimum-wage workers in the U.S. live in Texas."

Says he would be first CPA to serve as Texas comptroller.

Says that "unlike Texas, Missouri has a perfect AAA credit rating."

Says he "sued Obama’s EPA seven times."

Says Austin is the "largest city in America without a congressional district anchored in it."

Says 97 percent of food stamp benefits "are paid in the proper amounts to people who are really eligible."

Says that when the Rolling Stones performed in an Austin park, they paid $25,000 to the nearby city of Rollingwood "for one night of inconvenience."

Says Texas law requires state agencies to give preference to goods produced and grown in Texas.

Says first eight chosen to draw Austin City Council districts are seven Democratic primary voters and one Republican primary voter.

Says he has sued the Obama administration 25 times.

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