Statements about Candidate Biography

"John Cornyn backed his pal David Dewhurst" for the U.S. Senate over Ted Cruz.

"I started the whole year" as a senior on the University of Illinois football team and "led the team in interceptions and tackles from defensive back."

Says he would have "almost twice the actual experience practicing law" Greg Abbott did on becoming attorney general of Texas.

"I have cut taxes 63 times, including a 2006 property tax reduction that ranks as the largest in state history."

I am "the first Latina to run for governor of Texas."

"I’ve been reducing the number of Democratic" Texas Senate committee "chairs since I came in" as lieutenant governor.

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

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

Says Wendy Davis, "born into difficult circumstances," was the daughter of a single mother and a teenage mother herself.

Says Barack Obama is a Muslim.  

Ted Cruz is "unknown to the vast majority of Texans."  

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

Says PolitiFact "validated and independently documented" its "criminal history" claims about Adan Ballesteros.

Says Michael Cargill was "arrested and incarcerated in Bell County."

Says he "passed" eight measures, including ones to prevent groping at airport security checks and to bar "sanctuary" cities in Texas.  

Says he has nearly 200 delegates bound to support his candidacy at the Republican National Convention.

Says Jeff Wentworth, bending the rules, "has used $211,743.96 in campaign contributions to lease luxury cars."

Says Democratic runoff opponent Grady Yarbrough twice previously ran statewide as a Republican.

Says Barack Obama is a socialist.

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