Statements about Ethics

Says Stefani Carter "repeatedly used her campaign contributors’ donations to rent margarita machines for our state house office."

For "the past year, I was censored" and muzzled.

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

Says one of Austin City Council Member Randi Shade’s biggest contributors is the lobbyist for the Formula 1 racetrack planned outside Austin.  

Rick Perry is "taking money away from hurricane victims" and diverting it to "remodel the Governor's Mansion."

Says Rick Perry told students he couldn't attend a gubernatorial forum due to scheduling conflicts, then on forum day "tweeted that he'd just been running with his dog."

PolitiFact Texas says "Congressman Edwards' attacks on Bill Flores are false."

After Hurricane Katrina, "Dallas and San Antonio took in 5,000 to 10,000 refugees each, but (Bill) White brought in 250,000 and put them up in his 'buddies' empty apartment buildings and let the federal government pay their rents for over two years. They did not return to New Orleans, most of them are on welfare."

Says most of Perry's chiefs of staff have been lobbyists.

Says Bill White "profiteered in the aftermath of Hurricane Rita."

Says Gov. Rick Perry is “by far and away the highest-paid state employee on an hourly basis.”

Gov. Rick Perry broke his promise that he would not accept a $40,000 pay increase.

Says Gov. Rick Perry is “spending Texans’ hard-earned money to live like Louie XIV.”

“In three days last week, (Gov. Rick) Perry flew to five cities at taxpayers’ expense, holding press conferences, delivering $2,325,000 in checks.”

"Bill White used D.C. connections from his job in the Clinton administration to form a company that did business in the Middle East and defaulted on a $60 million loan."

"(Pete) Sessions has held at least two fundraisers at adult-themed clubs and made no apologies."

"Giving money to politicians has paid off for Paul Workman. Workman gave thousands to politicians and got millions in government construction projects."

“This week liberal Bill White faced an ethics complaint about more than $83,000 he failed to report to the state Ethics Commission.”

Gov. Rick Perry "spent over a million dollars on D.C. lobbyists asking for more federal money and lives in a luxury house that costs taxpayers $10,000 a month."

“In this judicial race, special interest groups have demanded money from me, in exchange for endorsement and support.”

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