Quotes of the Week

Thinner than my raisin toast: someone who heard from someone. Please. Abbott has made no decisions about 2014, is a close friend and ideological ally of Gov. Perry, and will continue to be.

Eric Bearse, a spokesman for Greg Abbott, describing in the San Antonio Express-News a WFAA-TV report that Abbott is telling supporters he'll run for governor in 2014

Other than education, there's nothing more important than water. Nothing.

Rep. Allan Ritter, R-Nederland, at a TribLive interview

I think he’s going to pay a serious political price. And I think the price that’s going to be paid on this is going to manifest in Senate races in 2014.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz to radio host Laura Ingraham on Barack Obama's push for new gun control laws

He’s even using children. It reminds me of Saddam Hussein.

U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Friendswood, to Fox News' Greta Van Susteren on Obama's push for new gun control laws

The piling on by the political left, and their cohorts in the media, to use the massacre of little children to advance a pre-existing political agenda that would not have saved those children, disgusts me, personally.

Gov. Rick Perry in a statement on Obama's push for new gun control laws

Wanted: Law abiding New York gun owns looking for lower taxes and greater opportunity.

An online ad financed by Attorney General Greg Abbott directed at New Yorkers upset new gun control laws passed in the state

I can no longer in good conscience tell individuals to give any more money to the national or state Republican parties or vote straight Republican.

Ashton Oravetz, chairman of the Smith County Republican Party, announcing his resignation, citing frustration with establishment Republicans