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Dewhurst and Cruz tread familiar claims in U.S. Senate debate

In Dallas, Republicans Cruz and Dewhurst duked it out in advance of their July 31 Republican primary runoff election. We tracked some tough, familiar claims. Did you hear a fresh, untested sally?

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 at 07:58 p.m.

Obama’s record on the Truth-O-Meter

President Obama, stopping in Austin, naturally figures into many fact checks.  

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 at 05:42 p.m.

Fresh (re-baked) blasts from Ted Cruz, David Dewhurst

Ted Cruz and David Dewhurst hatch competing ads about a payroll tax and being a businessman, respectively. We’ve probed both topics.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 at 02:51 p.m.

Spotlighting claims by Julián Castro, David Dewhurst and Wendy Davis

Our latest checks of leading Texas Democrats and a Republican spotlight inaccurate -- or, at least, incomplete -- accounts of what happened when state lawmakers gathered in 2011.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, July 6th, 2012 at 04:27 p.m.

Dewhurst revisits “apples to carburetors”

Dewhurst, comparing Border Patrol agents and New York cops, reminds us of a previous time he did so -- which one observer likened to comparing apples and carburetors.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 at 03:11 p.m.

Dewhurst, Cruz, Cornyn, the Sequel

As noted by the Houston Chronicle, Dewhurst is trying to remind Republicans that Cruz did not endorse Cornyn for a leadership role. We earlier checked a related jab.  

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 at 09:17 a.m.

Grady Yarbrough, Democrat, ran twice statewide as Republican

Paul Sadler says his Democratic U.S. Senate opponent ran twice for statewide office as a Republican. Indeed.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, June 11th, 2012 at 11:13 a.m.

Perry, Dewhurst and Barack Obama on the links

Rick Perry echoes a Dewhurst claim about Obama's golf outings.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, June 8th, 2012 at 12:44 p.m.

Flaming claims by David Dewhurst, a political group and Craig James

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.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Sunday, June 3rd, 2012 at 04:29 p.m.

Texas runoffs mean two more months of fact-checks

The top two vote-getters in the Republican U.S. Senate primary — David Dewhurst and Ted Cruz — are headed to a July 31 runoff. And theirs is not the only unsettled contest. That means about 60 additional days for the Truth-O-Meter to weigh candidate claims.

By Meghan Ashford-Grooms :: Published on Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 at 11:16 a.m.

Texas runoffs mean two more months of fact checks

The Associated Press forecasts a Republican runoff in Texas for that party's U.S. Senate nomination. That means about 60 additional days for the Truth-O-Meter to weigh candidate claims. Runoffs occur July 31.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 at 09:53 p.m.

PolitiFact checked more than 30 candidate claims before Texas party primaries

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.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, May 28th, 2012 at 12:56 p.m.

Craig James, fellow Republicans in U.S. Senate race deplore Obama's leadership

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.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, May 17th, 2012 at 05:26 p.m.

U.S. Senate debate: 'Facts are stubborn things'

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.

By Meghan Ashford-Grooms, Sue Owen, W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, April 13th, 2012 at 08:03 p.m.

Dewhurst v. Obama

U.S. Senate candidate David Dewhurst leveled two charges about Barack Obama; one proved True.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 at 01:15 p.m.

Ted Cruz re-defends a flamed claim

In an email blast and blog post, Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Ted Cruz of Texas takes issue with our recent flame-kissed rating of his ridiculous claim that an opponent has a record of promoting an income tax.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Ted Cruz's report card

Texan Ted Cruz recently lofted a ridiculous claim about an opponent for the U.S. Senate. His overall Truth-O-Meter report card covers four fact checks.  

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, February 10th, 2012 at 10:25 a.m.

PolitiFact Texas digs into Fast and Furious

Attorney General Eric Holder’s congressional testimony on the botched federal gun trafficking operation reminds us of our recent fact-check of a claim by Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst that we rated False.

By Meghan Ashford-Grooms :: Published on Friday, February 3rd, 2012 at 11:21 a.m.

Ted Cruz reminds crowd of David Dewhurst's Communist claim

As noted by Austin’s KVUE-TV, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz this week revisited his charge that an opponent called him a red Chinese communist. We'd checked that.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 at 10:14 a.m.

PolitiFact Texas turns two

PolitiFact Texas just turned 2 -- bounding into toddler-hood in part thanks to strong interest in fact checks of Rick Perry and Barack Obama.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, January 12th, 2012 at 06:00 a.m.

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