On the hustings, Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Craig James drew a standing ovation with a speech witnessed by a reporter for the Austin American-Statesman.
James included a fiery claim about Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and banning U.S. firearms, ultimately touching off the No. 1 PolitiFact Texas fact check of 2012.
We do mean fiery.
We’ve rated three recent ridiculous claims as Pants on Fire. One was made by a political group, the others by David Dewhurst and Craig James.
We poked into more than 30 claims by, or about, candidates on the Texas party primary ballots, extending from remarks by U.S. Senate candidates through those by hopefuls for Travis County and Williamson County posts.
Reminders dead ahead.
With a gooshy cupcake, PolitiFact Texas and Austin’s KUT, 90.5 FM, marked the anniversary of weekly radio segments exploring Texas Truth-O-Meter items.
Republicans seeking a Texas U.S. Senate seat have questioned Obama's leadership -- with Craig James recently saying the president seeks to ban U.S. firearms. That claim is smoky.
Several Republicans vying for a shot at succeeding Kay Bailey Hutchison clashed over their respective records in tonight's debate. Even before they tangled, one hopeful re-floated a claim about another that we've checked before.