Statements about History
Says more Austinites voted in the city’s 1973 election featuring a mayor’s race than in the city’s most recent mayoral election.
Says that since 1975, redistricting by Texas lawmakers has always been found in violation of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.
Says the Senate will have a record number of female senators in 2013.
Texas is "the state that has now gone the longest without electing a Democrat statewide."
Says 88 Texas constables have died in the line of duty.
Says the "largest tax increase in American history is set to occur on January 1st unless President Obama and Congress can come to an agreement."
Says a national Coca-Cola study showed Texans love Texas more than residents of any other state love their state; Wisconsinites ranked second.
Says combined inflation and unemployment rates in October 2011 were the highest since Ronald Reagan succeeded Jimmy Carter.
Says that from 1992 through 2010, every statewide candidate drawing over 43 percent of the vote in a Republican Texas primary won the resulting runoff.
"Over the history of Austin, it’s always gotten more expensive."
Says Texas retained the right to have a navy when it joined the United States.
"In Texas, there are 668 Democratic Hispanic elected officials to the 60 in the Republican Party."
Says critics called the original GI Bill "welfare."
Says the U.S. federal income tax rate was 0 percent until 1913.
More Hispanics "have been elected statewide (in Texas) on the Republican ticket than on the Democratic ticket."
"The Confederate battle flag never flew over Texas, but... you might soon see it on our license plates."
"I became a Republican sooner in my life than" Ronald Reagan did in his.
Says Rick Perry "wanted to secede from the union."
Says that several times in the last 15 years, Austin City Council candidates have won seats after trailing by more than 4,000 votes in the election prompting the runoff.
"Martin Luther King Jr. was a Republican!"
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