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  • In the 122 years that Democrats were the majority party in Texas (1872-1994), only 2 Hispanics held statewide elected office.
  • In just 8 years of Republican majority, 3 Hispanics have already held statewide elected office.
  • It took Democrats 114 years to elect a single Hispanic to statewide office. The Democrat establishment later tried to defeat him because he was too conservative
  • In 2001, Anglo Democrat men comprised only 20% of all Texas House members, but were named to 36% of all chairmanships by the Anglo Democrat Speaker. Hispanics were shortchanged because their support was taken for granted by the Democrat elite.
  • In 1999, Republican Lt. Governor Rick Perry established the first ever standing Committee on Border Affairs to address needs along the Texas-Mexico border.
  • In 1998, Republican Governor George W. Bush created the Office of Border Initiatives, which facilitates trade and investment opportunities for Texas communities and companies along the border.
  • Under the administrations of Republican Governors George W. Bush and Rick Perry, state agencies have invested more resources in the 32-county border region than under Democrat leaders.
  • Agency Democrats in 1991 Republicans in 2000 GOP % Increase
    Department of Health $77 million $1.53 billion 1,887%
    Housing and Community Affairs $20.4 million $107.4 million 426%
    Department of Transportation $129.5 million $475.2 million 267%
    Institutions of Higher Learning $292 million $691 million 137%

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