The Week in Quotes (March 6 – 12)

Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.

TFN communications director, Dan Quinn, referencing just one of SBOE candidate Mary Lou Bruner’s many outside beliefs, in remarks about the reasons behind Bruner’s unexpected success in her primary race.

I have a hard time believing that most people in east Texas think Obama was a gay prostitute. Those kinds of comments are so outside of the mainstream, but most people in the mainstream don’t vote.

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A tweet posted by Jamie Johnson during the most recent Republican debate. Johnson served as senior director for Rick Perry’s failed presidential run.

My party is committing suicide on national television.

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State Rep. Myra Crownover, R-Denton, during a House Committee on Higher Education discussion on college sexual assault.

I was listening for mention of drug or alcohol abuse and, you know, I think those two conversations are so intertwined. I would be curious to see how many times a pure, sober sexual assault happened. And I think that’s something we need to talk about. The two are so intertwined, I don’t see talking about one without talking about the other.

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Former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, making a surprise appearance at a Ted Cruz rally to endorse the Texas senator.

But here’s the thing: We’re not going to beat Donald Trump by having leaders in our party tsk tsk over voters. We’re going to have to beat Donald Trump at the ballot box.

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Donald Trump, on the tone of Thursday’s Republican presidential debate.

So far, I cannot believe how civil it’s been up here.

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