All stories featuring Leticia Van de Putte

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.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 at 05:43 p.m.

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.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 at 09:32 a.m.

Cornyn, Davis tops among fact-checked statewide candidates

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

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, December 9th, 2013 at 12:26 p.m.

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.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, November 22nd, 2013 at 10:32 a.m.

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?

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, October 7th, 2013 at 11:03 a.m.

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.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 at 10:49 a.m.

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...

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, June 23rd, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.

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.

By Meghan Ashford-Grooms :: Published on Monday, March 28th, 2011 at 09:25 a.m.

Lawmakers rock the Truth-O-Meter needle

Our meter moved from False to True last week.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, March 28th, 2011 at 06:00 a.m.

Facts debatable? Truth-O-Meter says no

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

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, March 10th, 2011 at 10:39 a.m.

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).

By Ciara O'Rourke :: Published on Friday, February 25th, 2011 at 12:00 p.m.

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