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Says Tom Cotton "voted against preparing America for pandemics like Ebola."

Says Thom Tillis "gives tax breaks to yacht and jet owners."

Says of Mitch McConnell, "What can happen in 30 years? A senator can become a multi-millionaire in public office."

"Washington has incentivized the militarization of local police precincts."

Says the former president of the Czech Republic said the American people were a "confederacy of fools" for electing Barack Obama.

"If 20 million illegals vote, you can kiss the Second Amendment goodbye."

"The startup rate of Hispanic businesses is three times the national rate."

"More (student-athletes) graduate than the students who aren't student-athletes."

"It cost us more to shut the government down than to keep it open."

Says U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst signed a pledge that "protects tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas."

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