Statements about States

Says the state's Medicaid waiver proposal "has languished in a file cabinet at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for more than two years."

Says the Texas House has "a record number of new members joining our ranks."

Says "the Texas unemployment rate has even grown more than the nation's as a whole."

"Rick Perry accepted more stimulus funds than any other governor except the governors of California and New York."

"In Rick Perry's Texas, the governor threatens to leave, to secede from the greatest country in the" world.

Says Texas has been waiting for two years for the federal government to act on a proposal to allow the state to "create insurance opportunities for those that are uninsured today."

Says he said last year there's "absolutely no reason" for Texas to secede.

“This race will be the Democrats’ top target this November.”

"The number of uninsured people in Massachusetts is about the same as it was when the mandates were passed in 2006."

"As a state rep, I was considered the fourth-most conservative in the Legislature.”

"More than 1,000 people ... move to Texas every day."

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