Jeff Wentworth's file:
Wentworth

Republican from Texas

Jeff Wentworth, a state senator from San Antonio, lost his bid for the 2012 Republican nomination for the seat.

Recent statements involving Jeff Wentworth

Says Donna Campbell is pushing a 35 percent sales tax extending to medicine, groceries and real estate.

Says Jeff Wentworth, bending the rules, "has used $211,743.96 in campaign contributions to lease luxury cars."

Says he "restored prayer and the pledge in our schools."

Says Jeff Wentworth was the only Republican to vote against the Texas measure requiring women to have a sonogram before receiving an abortion.

"We have over 25 million people who live in Texas and less than 2 percent of them have" concealed handgun licenses.

Recent stories featuring Jeff Wentworth

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.

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.

Latino power in Texas:

State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, D-San Antonio, recently wrote that the map of 36 Texas U.S. House districts advanced to Gov. Rick Perry by the Republican-controlled Legislature "diminishes the voting strength of the growing Hispanic electorate." Republican colleagues charged her with race-baiting.

We rated Mostly True an earlier claim like Van de Putte’s...

Leo Berman claim about Obama topped our charts:

During the 140-day Texas legislative session that ended May 30, we tested claims from floor debates, press releases and advertising. But by far, our most-read article proved to be a check of state Rep. Leo Berman's statement about Barack Obama’s birthplace.

Presenting the top 10 PolitiFact Texas articles from January through May...

Fact-checking claims about concealed handguns:

Textbooks? Check. Handgun? That prospect’s being debated at the Texas Capitol as lawmakers consider legislation allowing guns on campus--plus, we now read, a proposal letting legislators and others tote concealed weapons anywhere.

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