Dan Patrick's file


Republican from Texas

As a Houston state senator, Dan Patrick won election as lieutenant governor of Texas in November 2014 after earlier defeating incumbent David Dewhurst for his party's nomination. Patrick also has hosted a daily talk show on AM700 in Houston.

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Democratic Socialist tweet about Bernie Sanders touched off our most-viewed fact check in October

Our check of a tweet about Bernie Sanders and the Nazi party was our most-read online post in October.


Looks into claims by Democratic operative Jeremy Bird and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick also fared well.

Dan Patrick: Planned Parenthood solely kills babies and sells body parts

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said in a nationally broadcast interview that Planned Parenthood does little more than profit from killing babies.


We ended up smellling smoke on that claim.



UPDATED: Curious claims we heard at the Texas Tribune Festival

Texans say the darndest things--such as many college students don’t pay any college tuition.

That was one of a few ear-catching claims we heard from participants in the 2015 Texas Tribune Festival. Maybe you’ll spot something we should check.

Dan Patrick says all crime committed by about 15 percent of population

In a radio inteview, Dan Patrick put specific numbers behind his point that most Americans are law-abiding.


A reader wondered about Patrick's claim. Our verdict: Pants on Fire!


See the full fact check here.


See Dan Patrick's PolitiFact report card here.

Mailbag: 'What is this – something like the immaculate immigration?'

Ever get behind on mail? We sure did.


Open the mailbag, Arthur.