Greg Abbott’s first State of the State address included claims we’ve found factually strong -- plus statements about job gains, education and state workers in Texas, California and Illinois that we haven’t tackled.
Did you know? Gov. Abbott, who gave his first State-of-the-State address Tuesday, took office after making about 50 campaign promises.
In his speech, Abbott touched on several of his promises -- which may cause the Abbott-O-Meter to show some movement in his favor (we've got fresh mulling ahead). Read all about his speech on statesman.com. Perhaps you noticed a claim we should fact-check!
SKIP AHEAD TO ALL OF ABBOTT'S CAMPAIGN PROMISES.
Greg Abbott’s fresh mention of Barack Obama made us wonder.
Nearly seven years ago, did candidate Obama promise Texas a veterans hospital in the Rio Grande Valley?
Gov. Greg Abbott didn't list his campaign promises in his inaugural address.
But we compiled nearly 100 of his promises in the new Abbott-O-Meter.
See the Abbott-O-Meter.
Texas’ governor-elect is California dreaming a little by vowing to lift Texas universities in national rankings.
Is it an easy reach?
Ever get behind on mail? We sure did.
Open the mailbag, Arthur.
John Cornyn and Greg Abbott were among the Republicans who won every race for statewide office again -- the kind of sweep that Texas voters have touched off every year since 1996.
We've got work ahead. Not all the winners have extensive Truth-O-Meter report cards.
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We figure we've done around 200 fact checks of Texas candidates and political figures leading into November’s balloting.
Ready to gorge?
Election Day looms. So it's timely to recap some instances of the Texas gubernatorial candidates getting things right -- or wrong.
But you can see every fact check we've ever done of Republican Greg Abbott here.
See every check we've done of Democrat Wendy Davis here.
A fact check led to an interview with the wife of an Austin man awaiting sentencing on terrorism-related charges. In a news story, she says her husband was pressured into an overseas plan by federal operatives.
We didn’t rate the wheelchair ad.
But the Truth-O-Meter has chewed over two Wendy Davis’ claims in the spot.
Our check of a Ted Cruz claim about crucifixions in Iraq proved our most-read article in September. But fact checks of Wendy Davis also attracted many readers.
September’s top 5 hits, ahead.
Greg Abbott considerably outpaced Wendy Davis -- 17 mentions of a reporter's first name to her one, unless we failed to notice a "Peggy" or two in their debate from a Dallas TV studio.
Ahem: Previously checked claims also bubbled up.
Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis will debate Tuesday night as they seek to be elected the next Texas governor. PolitiFact Texas reviews their records on the Truth-O-Meter.
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Paul Brown and "Capital Tonight" have been having us over to take questions. We share video proof (above).
We heard fresh possibly checkable factual claims from this weekend's gubernatorial debate in the RGV and the interview sessions at the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin. At the fest, Republican lieutenant governor nominee Dan Patrick took issue with his latest Pants on Fire.
Davis and Abbott squared off in the Rio Grande Valley. Now we'll have fresh chances to expand their Truth-O-Meter records.
It's not fisticuffs, but it's as close as we get in Texas politics. Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis debate today in the Rio Grande Valley.
Warm up with some fact checks?
Greg Abbott is spending money to bring supporters to the Rio Grande Valley, where he and Wendy Davis are set to debate this week.