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Since 2000, Texas has reduced "harmful pollutants in the air like nitrogen oxide by 62.5 percent, and ozone by 23 percent--a reduction that is 12 percent greater than the national average."
The Obama administration spent "$205,075 in ‘stimulus’ funds to relocate a shrub that sells for $16."
Under David Dewhurst’s leadership, the Texas "Senate passed an expansion of in-state tuition and free health care to illegal immigrants."
Dan Branch "once lobbied for the AFL-CIO."
Says Dan Patrick "proposed Arizona-style show-me-your-papers legislation."
Wendy Davis "was just doing a fund-raiser in Chicago with the international socialists organization."
Wendy Davis raised money for a U.S. House Democrat who is a member of a Democratic socialists group.
With only 67 bills or so passed into law, "2013 was the least productive year in congressional history since we’ve been keeping record."
"Wendy Davis has already taken more $ from teacher unions than the past 3 Democrat gubernatorial candidates combined."
"PolitiFact Texas gave" a David Dewhurst TV ad "a ‘Pants-on-Fire’ rating as an outrageous lie."
"Under Greg Abbott, Texas four-year-olds would be forced to undergo standardized tests."
Dan Patrick "got caught not paying his taxes" and "pocketed his employees’ payroll taxes."
Up "to 45 percent" of illegal immigrants "are not people that physically crossed the southern border or northern border. They are visa overstayers."
Ryan Sitton’s company "accepted over $650,000 in Obama stimulus dollars."
"In 2005, Dan Branch tried to expand third-trimester abortions in Texas."
Capital Metro originally said MetroRail's yearly operating costs would be "about $2.5 million. Last year ... it cost $13 million to operate."
"David Dewhurst currently owes more than $1 million to vendors for services provided to his 2012 U.S. Senate campaign."
Dan Patrick "changed his name from Danny Goeb to hide from" his "debts."
Every one of "more than 30 federal judges who have considered the issue of gay and lesbian rights since last June… ruled that marriage is a constitutional right and you cannot deprive individual citizens of that right based on their sexual orientation."
More "25- to 34-year-olds are moving to Austin than any other city in America."
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