Quotes of the Week

I personally think this is the wrong time from our standpoint to go forward on immigration. It's an election year. I mean, Texas is in the middle of primaries right now.

U.S. Rep. John Carter, R-Round Rock, saying this year is the wrong time to push for an immigration overhaul

The problem for the Davis campaign is that Texas voters have preferred lower taxes to better schools since Sam Houston was a boy.

Southern Methodist University political scientist Cal Jillson on making the case to invest more in public education

At some point, Abbott is going to unleash the hounds of TV ads on her. Her ability to respond, dollar for dollar, is going to be really important.

GOP political consultant Matt Mackowiak on the significance of a $10 million campaign finance report from Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis

I see myself as serving one more term. People advise 'never say never,' but I'm leaner today than when I started in politics. I need to go back and earn some money.

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst on whether his re-election bid is his last

They need some basic plumbing lessons.

U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Tyler, on judges who have ruled in favor of same-sex marriage