Texas Dems respond to Rand Paul's presidential run announcement

Texas Democratic Party Deputy Executive Director Manny Garcia has released a statement in response to Kentucky Senator Rand Paul's announcement that he is seeking the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

The statement says that Paul's record and policies are terrible for Texas. It reads:

"Senator Rand Paul's announcement today should be alarming for every Texan, including women, college students, those who need health insurance, and hardworking people all across the state.

"If Rand Paul had his way more than 2.4 million residents would not benefit from increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10.

"In a Rand Paul administration there would be no support to close the pay gap, Texas women would continue to make 79 cents for every dollar a man makes.

"Rand Paul would repeal the Affordable Care Act and turn his back on closing the healthcare coverage gap. Without the ACA more than one million residents could lose their health insurance coverage.

"On issue after issue, Rand Paul shares his extremist views with the rest of the 2016 Texas Tea Party posse of candidates. Rand Paul is bad news for Texas, and he definitely won't do what is best for the country."

Up Next:

  • Popular

  • Recent


FOX 7 News streams at the following times (all times Central):

Monday - Friday

4:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

9 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.


6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.


6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Schedule subject to change in the event of network sports coverage.

We also stream press conferences and other breaking news coverage from time to time. When we are not in a live newscast, you will see replays of the most recent broadcast.

To enter full screen Mode click the button.

For closed captioning, click on the button while in full screen mode.

Desktop/tablet users: To choose the stream's video quality, click on the button (while in full screen mode) and choose from 432p or 270p.

Mobile users:The video quality default is to your phone's settings.

Please allow time for buffering. If the stream stalls, refresh your browser. Thanks for watching

Stories You May Be Interested In - Includes Advertiser Stories