"We are in a real shootout in Harris County trying to get Abbott over 50 percent"

- Texas Senate nominee from Harris County Paul Bettencourt, one of the GOP's elder statesmen in Houston

"It does not in any way limit political speech," instead “it merely requires disclosure of donations that are more than 25 percent of income."

- Texas Alliance for Life Executive Director Joe Pojman on new dark money rule adopted by the Texas Ethics Commission on Wednesday