Debra Medina's file:

Republican from Texas

Debra Medina, a Wharton businesswoman, sought the 2010 GOP nomination for governor.

Recent statements involving Debra Medina

"At present spending levels, only citizens of New York have a greater local debt burden than Texans."

"Governor (Perry), you were a Democrat, having worked for Al Gore as his campaign manager..."

"The governor’s not taking his own fiscal advice. ... In the first fiscal quarter of this year, we’ve seen a 13.5 percent increase in spending, double-digit spending out of the executive branch in the State of Texas."

"For the hour after the (Jan. 14) debate, 'Debra Medina' was the No. 1 search on Google and for the remainder of that night No. 3."

Says a prank phone call caused "400 children to be taken from their parents... without warrant."

Recent stories featuring Debra Medina

South Texan is second Latina to run for governor:

Miriam Martinez ballyhooed herself as the first Latina to run for governor. False, it turns out.

Even before the Truth-O-Meter twitched, Martinez revised her campaign website.

Susan Combs knows the Truth-O-Meter:

Susan Combs knows the Truth-O-Meter. That’s not so for all the prospective contenders to succeed her.

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.

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