Quotes of the Week

I probably should not have used the word 'troll,' but it's hard when someone keeps not telling the truth.

Sadler, after the debate, according to the Houston Chronicle

I'm a Democrat. My voting record is Democratic. This is not an endorsement of Republican ideals or the party. This is saying that this individual is an important part of our delegation and its ability to come out of our bitter past.

Rep. Marisa Marquez, D-El Paso, quoted by the El Paso Times after she was quoted praising Republican Dee Margo in his reelection materials

I'd like to have another opportunity where I'm not just a terrified freshman and go back to Austin knowing what to expect. A lawmaker's first term is enlightening at times, terrifying at others, rewarding and disappointing.

Rep. Connie Scott, R-Corpus Christi, in the Corpus Christi Caller-Times on her reelection bid

I'm sorry, Mr. Sadler, you believe I'm a troll.

Senate candidate Ted Cruz, debating Paul Sadler

What man in South Texas admits that, that he was bullied by Democrats? For shame, for shame.

Former Rep. and HD-43 candidate Yvonne Gonzalez Toureilles on her challenger, Republican J.M. Lozano, who said he was bullied by his former party

It is a known fact that your staff engaged in a scheme with a third party to disenfranchise minorities in a flagrant violation of federal law.

Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, D-San Antonio, to House Speaker Joe Straus in a letter about the state's redistricting legislation

I love Big Bird, but I'm not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from China to pay for.

Mitt Romney, during the debate, saying he would cut the public TV budget if elected