Friday, October 24th, 2014

All stories featuring Leticia Van de Putte

Dan Patrick misses on ISIS, Central America, scores on other charges about Van de Putte

Dan Patrick's fresh multi-part claim about Leticia Van de Putte's record had enough factual support to rate Half True. In his new TV ad, Patrick otherwise makes an ISIS claim that hasn't previously borne out.

Dan Patrick, Leticia Van de Putte and slippery moments in debate

Dan Patrick and Leticia Van de Putte each swung away in a Dallas debate. We spotted slippery moments.

What do Wendy Davis, Rick Perry, Donna Howard and Jodie Laubenberg have in common?

Last summer about this time, Perry, Davis and several other Texas leaders touched off fact checks connected to the abortion debate.

Dan Patrick on the Texas Truth-O-Meter

Tea-party darling Dan Patrick, who whomped David Dewhurst in a runoff for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor, has a mixed record on the Truth-O-Meter.

Cornyn, Davis tops among fact-checked statewide candidates

We’ve identified two Texas leaders--Cornyn and Davis. But we're not forecasting election results.  

Leticia Van de Putte and the Texas Truth-O-Meter

Leticia Van de Putte hasn’t run statewide before. But she has a PolitiFact report card.

Republican brawl for lite guv keeping Truth-O-Meter busy

The Texas race for lieutenant governor won’t top the 2014 ballot. But might it prove No. 1 with curious claims to check?

Senator: Texas workers can be fired for being gay

Leticia Van de Putte said Texans can be fired, or denied jobs, for being gay. That’s not universally so.

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...

Is Perry keeping his promises?

Halfway through the legislative session, we decided to review Gov. Rick Perry's campaign promises on the Perry-O-Meter.

Lawmakers rock the Truth-O-Meter needle

Our meter moved from False to True last week.

Facts debatable? Truth-O-Meter says no

When lawmakers debate, factual claims fly--keeping the Truth-O-Meter busy.

Mailbag: “You should have a Socialist-O-Meter”

Readers tell us how they would have rated statements (and one suggests a leftish replacement for the Truth-O-Meter).