Quotes of the Week

Let’s just say I’ll probably never be invited to Moscow anytime soon. And I’m not too concerned with that.

U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-San Antonio, while discussing last week his involvement in "offensive cyber operations" while a CIA operative

Anyone who is reading this article who wants to work hard and make America great, come on down to Texas. Because we’re the America that all America used to be.

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, providing the final word in an interview with "State Legislatures" magazine

Iowa only means so much. You gotta make it pay off somewhere and with New Hampshire gone, South Carolina looms larger than before. And that’s gonna be a knife fight.

Republican strategist Terry Holt, previewing to Politico the weeks to come in the GOP presidential contest

When sunlight shines on this guy, he grows. He's like a plant.

Jim Taddeo, a Bernie Sanders supporter in New Hampshire to NPR on the appeal of his candidate

OK, you’re not allowed to say and I never expect to hear that from you again. ... She said he’s a pussy.

Donald Trump, asking an audience member in New Hampshire to repeat what she called U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz because of his views on waterboarding