Michael Williams's file:

Republican from Texas

Michael Williams is a former member of the Texas Railroad Commission. He lost his 2012 bid to be the Republican nominee for a U.S. House seat. He was later appointed the state's education commissioner.

Recent statements involving Michael Williams

Says U.S. House opponent Michael Williams does not live in and has never voted in the congressional district he’s seeking to represent.

"Gas prices have gone up $2 since Obama took office."

Recent stories featuring Michael Williams

Michael Williams claim about Obama and gas prices No. 8 reader favorite:

A one-time U.S. Senate hopeful who lost his 2012 U.S. House bid before ending up in state office accounts for our readers' No. 8 favorite fact-check of 2012.

And Michael Williams aired his remark in 2011.

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