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Texas GOP Burning Bridges Not Yet Built

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Republican Texas lieutenant governor candidates from left, Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, Sen. Dan Patrick, Agricultural Commissioner Todd Staples and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst participate in a debate at KERA studios in Dallas, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. The four Republican candidates are vying to be Texas lieutenant governor, a post considered to be the most powerful in the state. (AP Photo/LM Otero,Pool) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

SAN ANTONIO — To say that some candidates running statewide in Texas have gone off the rails on border security and immigration, does a disservice to epic derailments everywhere.

Seal the border. No in-state tuition for the children of undocumented immigrants. State boots on the ground. No “amnesty” (though what's proposed is not precisely that). Boodles of state money at the border.

Close your eyes and it might as well be one of those 2012 GOP presidential debates in which enough candidates to buckle the stage painted Texas Gov. Rick Perry as the Mr. Rogers of immigration.

Read the whole story at San Antonio Express-News

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