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Says Mitch McConnell voted "three times for corporate tax breaks that send Kentucky jobs overseas."

Says President Obama "has never made a statement ... that he wanted a residual force left (in Iraq)."

Says Dan Sullivan approved a "light sentence" for a sex offender who got out of prison and is now charged with a gruesome murder and sexual assault.

Says Michigan U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land "said guaranteeing equal pay for women who do the same job as men is not a good idea."

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."

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