DALLAS, TX – In last night’s debate John Carona falsely claimed that he did not co-author legislation to Interstate 20 Barack Obama Freeway.
When challenged on his sponsorship of the legislation John Carona said, “this is a bill Royce West filed over in south Dallas to name a stretch of highway after President Barack Obama shortly after Barack Obama’s very first term.”
Unfortunately, that’s just not true. In fact, Carona was a co-sponsor of the bill (SB 1510, 4/3/2009) with Sen. West.
See the legislation here: http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/81R/analysis/html/SB01510I.htm
“More and more voters are learning that John Carona is the most liberal Senator in Austin,” said MattLangston, Campaign Manager. “He co-sponsored a bill to name a highway after Barack Obama. With a record like that, its no wonder that John Carona has taken to lying about his record.”