Quotes of the Week

It makes the Texas football game against Texas A&M look like a peewee game.

Preacher and political consultant Bill Gravell of Round Rock, on Williamson County's competitive race for district attorney

Some candidates can sit in an office for 10 hours a day asking for money. That's just not who I am.

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Paul Sadler, on his meager fundraising in the first quarter

Whether you’re liberal, whether you’re very conservative, you ought to be excited because he’s been on your side at one time or another.

U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Tyler, on Mitt Romney, quoted by Talking Points Memo

It’s important that we remember the separation of powers and remember some of the lessons that we all learned or should have learned in civics class.

House Speaker Joe Straus, quoted in the Dallas Morning News on Gov. Rick Perry's budget pledge for legislators

If Barack Obama becomes the president in November again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year.

Rocker, NRA member and Waco-area resident Ted Nugent on what he sees his future if President Barack Obama is re-elected

We are aware of the comments and we are conducting an appropriate follow-up.

U.S. Secret Service spokesman George Ogilvie in response to rocker Ted Nugent's remarks about the president, quoted in Politico

Given the choice between a Christian like Barack Obama, who embraces non-Biblical principles like abortion, and a Mormon like Mitt Romney, who embraces Biblical principles, there is every reason to support Mitt Romney in this election.

Robert Jeffress, the Dallas pastor who, after endorsing Rick Perry for president last year, called Mormonism a "cult"

People are either going to be for them or they’re not. There’s not a lot of gray area.

Rick Perry on the items in the budget compact he unveiled this week