I ran for attorney general to be attorney general.

I don't mind fighting as long as it's for a good cause.

One of the challenges for lawyers can be explaining, first of all, what the legal issue is and, second, its significance. And both of those are important.

The very purpose of Clinton's server was to intentionally retain documents and materials - all emails and attachments - on the server in her house, including classified materials.

Incarcerating non-violent offenders in the same population as more dangerous criminals has the effect of inculcating the former into a culture of criminality common among the latter, making them more of a risk to public safety upon release than when they originally went in.

Giving public sanction to homosexual marriage ends up redefining marriage, and it's certain to harm children.

Simply being secretary of state didn't allow Clinton to authorize herself to deviate from the requirements of retaining and transmitting classified documents, materials and information.

I didn't run for office to make friends.

I absolutely believe that President Obama was born in the United States. I don't buy into the claims that he wasn't.

The media is really failing the American people.

Because the Advanced Placement Examination test is the required end-of-course examination, it cannot reasonably be viewed as a service or program for which a fee may be levied.

People in this country don't realize how tyrannical the Left is. It is phenomenally intolerant of any views other than its own, and it must label them as bad, evil, malodorous in some way.

I've always been one of those folks who think competition is actually a good thing. And if we're going to preach it as a party, we need to practice it.

An e-cigarette does not function in manner of a traditional cigarette because it functions electrically rather than via combustion of a material such as tobacco.

I think it was in 1971 or 1974, the Supreme Court ruled marriage is not a subject that the federal government can exercise jurisdiction over, including the courts. To do that, we would need an amendment to the Constitution.

In the Republican Party, we talk all the time about the importance of free markets and open competition. It seems to me that if we don't practice what we preach, we won't have much credibility with others.

I don't get to sue just because I don't like something.

I will be the first to admit that I've made my own mistakes when it comes to Virginia's disclosure requirements.

If you give me enough questions honestly answered, I can get you to the hollow core of any liberal position.

Every liberal position is built on a fallacy.

They spend us into the dirt and lie like crazy, and, my gosh, I have never seen an opponent who just lies like he's taking a drinking of water like Terry McAuliffe. It is nothing to him.

When one person does something, you look like an outlier. And whether it makes sense or not, the states get a certain level of respect from the courts that other people don't.

When you run on something definitive and then win by a significant margin, you have a mandate.

What to do about these increases in crime? Plenty of laws already exist to punish violent criminals, and research questions the level of correlation between longer sentences and lower crime rates.

One of the beauties of the Tea Party movement - and the many, many like-minded citizens that don't participate in the Tea Party movement - is the fact that it is independent.

A media-only campaign has its advantages, but it also has its very severe disadvantages.

There's nothing conservative about allowing ourselves to become so inured to a 'tough on crime' frame of mind that we would abandon tested alternatives that can yield better outcomes.

On the issues the Tea Party cares about, I land right in their bull's-eye.

Put simply, no one in state government can create new specially protected classes except the General Assembly with the concurrence of the Governor.

For all the criticism of me, there's one thing you won't hear anybody say, and that's that I've pulled the wool over anyone's eyes.

I want very much to see some sort of compromise reached in the area of immigration... so that we could move on to other issues.

I don't play golf with presidents.

I have a serious concern about middle-class families being able to afford college.

Telling the public, 'We'll get to it later,' is inadequate. That's what the federal government does.

There's some bells you can't unring.

Senator Cruz has done well in Republican states.

Let's help take back our country with our wallets, and don't forget to contact your senators and congressman to let them know that you don't want amnesty for illegal aliens, that you want them to restore our borders and our sovereignty.

There was a time that I questioned the government's role in abortion.

I start with a concern about the growth of federal government. I start with a perspective concerned about the growth of that power, and containing it within the bounds of the Constitution.

The one thing that even my staunchest opponents will admit is I'm a straight shooter and that I'm a man of my word.

One of the reasons Americans hold Washington in such low regard is the perception that nothing ever gets done. Whatever the issue - no matter how urgent - they always seem to be 'working on it.'

In Virginia, we want to have our own opportunity to control our own destiny, control our own market.

When you file an amicus brief, and you represent a state, the court reads your brief. It is a powerful position to make the legal assault from.

I don't go hunting with kings and princes.

It's hard to make me speechless.

The first thing in my oath is to uphold and protect the U.S. Constitution.

I love algebra. Love it.

The truth is our friend.

We don't have a free market in health care. We need to connect customers up with the cost of care. And to drive innovation that way.