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" I didn't suddenly become conservative. It was only the label that changed. "
" The criminal justice system should have the authority to determine the immigration status of all criminals, regardless of race or ethnicity, and report illegal immigrants who commit crimes to federal authorities. "
" Latinos care about education, yes, so we need reform, not just money. "
" You want to earn the vote of every single person you can... It doesn't matter whether individuals are in need of assistance of the government or individuals who are in college; it doesn't matter. "
" There is one candidate in this election who will protect that dream. One leader who will fight hard to keep the promise of America for the next generation. And that's why we must stand up and make Mitt Romney the next president of the United States. "
" Experience has taught me that privacy truly is the touchstone of our criminal justice system. "
" I hope I've been able to show other young girls that as long as you work hard and you're committed to fight for your education, that anything's possible. "
" I think politicians nationwide have earned a reputation sometimes that is very unfavorable because they will say things and then do something else when they get into office. "
" New Mexico is an environment where we are open for business. "
" I want to make sure kids read by the third grade and are prepared for the fourth grade. As school gets harder and kids get older, the words get bigger... If they don't understand what they are reading, they start to fall back, and their interest in school falls off. "
" We need to grow the private sector in every corner of New Mexico. "
" I didn't have a whole lot of role models to say, 'This much is possible, versus this much.' So I finally said, 'I think I'd like to be a mayor. I'd like to pull together a city and help do good things.' "
" I went to law school. And I became a prosecutor. I took on a specialty that very few choose to pursue. I prosecuted child abuse and child homicide cases. Cases that were truly gut-wrenching. But standing up for those kids, being their voice for justice was the honor of a lifetime. "
" I've known where my heritage is from all along. "
" My parents taught me to never give up and to always believe that my future could be whatever I dreamt it to be. "
Never Give Up
" I registered Democrat because my parents did. They were, we were. There was no thinking behind it. "
" My father was a security guard. I was a security guard. "
" It's extremely important that we elect people that look like the population they serve. "
" I offered early on - I think I was governor about a month when I met President Obama - and said, 'I would like to visit with you in reference to border security, in reference to immigration. I'd like to be part of the discussion because I lived on the border all my life.' I've never received a call. "
" In many ways, Mitt Romney and I are very different. Different starts in life. Different paths to leadership. Different cultures. "
" I'm an independent thinker. I am a woman. I am a Republican. And I think for myself, and I decide where I vote and how I vote. "
" My dad was a golden gloves boxer in the Marine Corps, then a deputy sheriff. My mom worked as an office assistant. "
" Success, they taught me, is built on the foundation of courage, hard-work and individual responsibility. Despite what some would have us believe, success is not built on resentment and fears. "
" When there is a crisis, how you handle the crisis is just as important as the crisis. "
" Growing up I never imagined a little girl from a border town could one day become a governor. But this is America. In America algo es possible. "
" I will veto any tax increase. "
" As a prosecutor, I served victims; I fought to keep communities safe, and in every instance, I knew that it was my job to protect individuals' privacy. "
" Raising taxes does nothing to allow the economy to recover. "
" When I first registered to vote I registered as a Democrat. "
" The big corporations have a team of lawyers and accountants to help them. It's the small businesses, the mom and pop shops, that get lost in the layers of red tape. "
" I fear some of our leaders today have lost the courage to stand up. What we have now are politicians. They won't offer real plans, and only stand up when they want to blame someone else. "