David Dewhurst's file:
Dewhurst

Republican from Texas

David Dewhurst, the former state land commissioner, was initially elected lieutenant governor of Texas in 2002. He lost his 2012 bid for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.

Recent statements involving David Dewhurst

At "least a quarter of those apprehended" at the border "have criminal records."

Under David Dewhurst’s leadership, the Texas "Senate passed an expansion of in-state tuition and free health care to illegal immigrants."

Wendy Davis "was just doing a fund-raiser in Chicago with the international socialists organization."

"PolitiFact Texas gave" a David Dewhurst TV ad "a ‘Pants-on-Fire’ rating as an outrageous lie."

Dan Patrick "got caught not paying his taxes" and "pocketed his employees’ payroll taxes."

Recent stories featuring David Dewhurst

Finding the facts about immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border:

Multiple political figures this summer made questionable claims about the Texas-Mexico border region and/or illegal immigrants -- ranging from people from terrorist states to Ukrainians to children from Central America. (And no, those weren't the political figures.)

The Truth-O-Meter leaned south.

Dewhurst bests Cruz -- in most popular fact checks:

David Dewhurst claims about Dan Patrick and Wendy Davis and a Ted Cruz claim about Barack Obama fueled our most-viewed fact checks in May. The top 5 just ahead...

Consult Truth-O-Meter, vote in Texas primary runoffs:

What are Texas voters supposed to remember past the holiday weekend?

Maybe to tote the Truth-O-Meter to Tuesday runoffs.

No proof Wendy Davis raised money for a socialist or socialist group:

Similar ridiculous claims by Greg Abbott and David Dewhurst caught the Truth-O-Meter on fire.

Dan Patrick, David Dewhurst debate for the second time in five days:

Only in Texas: Two Republican lieutenant governor debates/discussions took place over five days. In today's roundtable, Patrick and Dewhurst aired some previously checked claims.

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