Quotes of the Week

The donors didn’t see it as a winnable race, particularly after Bill White. That made them feel that Texas wasn’t winnable for a Democrat, and they’re putting their money elsewhere.

Sean Hubbard, who placed fourth in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate

It offers a great opportunity for the party to sell exhibition space to campaigns.

Republican Party Chairman Steve Munisteri, on holding the state convention while runoffs are underway

You can step on your dick. You just can't jump up and down on it.

Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, on Rick Perry's "Oops moment" in the presidential campaign, quoted in the book Election 2012: A Time for Choosing

I thought they were saying 'Dewwwww'.

Gov. Rick Perry, on getting booed for his endorsement of David Dewhurst at the state GOP convention

My job's pretty simple. I go into the office, I sue the federal government, and then I go home.

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, at the GOP convention

Candidates come and go, and for too long our party has been in the position of looking for that one candidate, that media star that is going to carry us instead of us carrying them. So as we go forward it is my hope that we will have a party that can carry candidates instead of having candidates that can carry the party.

Democratic Party Chairman Boyd Richie, who isn't seeking another term at the party's convention