Quotes of the Week

You don’t raise any money, you leave it to the people, God and everybody else. It didn’t cost anything. I go on with my life.

Newly minted Democratic nominee for agriculture commissioner Jim Hogan on how he won

It's really a sad state of affairs for the Texas Democratic Party when someone is able to be a statewide candidate without actively campaigning at all.

Rice University political scientist Mark Jones on the larger meaning of Hogan's win

Some Democrats have said they wanted me to be the nominee. Well, they’ve got me and I’m coming.

GOP nominee for lieutenant governor Dan Patrick on Election Night

They’re here, and the vast majority are productive ... At some point the political process, the legislative process, needs to recognize that and deal with it.

U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Ennis, on the need for immigration reform that eventually allows for legalization and a path to citizenship for children brought to the country illegally

I think they had a better appreciation for America, they understood sacrifice, they understood what our role in the world was, and so they were pretty good legislators.

Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole on what makes military veterans good lawmakers. There will be no WWII veterans in the next Congress.