The campaigns of U.S. Rep. Gene Green (D-Houston) and challenger Adrian Garcia clashed on Twitter as the rhetoric between them heats up.

Green Tweets Back at Garcia

The war of 140 words began when Garcia, sharing a link to a Houston Chronicle story on the race, tweeted, “We’re on offense and is on defense. The stats don’t lie – is ready for a new direction!?” Green responded, “you can pick your issues, but you can’t pick your facts.” Garcia fired back, “the problem is you work for the , not our kids.”