Paul Sadler's file:

Democrat from Texas

Paul Sadler, a lawyer who previously worked with the Wind Coalition energy advocacy group, served in the Texas House from 1991 through 2003, an East Texas district around Henderson. He was his party's 2012 U.S. Senate nominee.

Recent statements involving Paul Sadler

"I never supported" a state income tax for Texas.  

Says Ted Cruz "has pledged to eliminate" the U.S. Department of Education, which would end federal aid to college students.

Ted Cruz is "unknown to the vast majority of Texans."  

Says federal debt "doubled during the Bush administration."

Says Democratic runoff opponent Grady Yarbrough twice previously ran statewide as a Republican.

Recent stories featuring Paul Sadler

Paul Sadler's claim about debt under Bush led to readers' No. 4 favorite:

In a July 2012 debate, Democratic U.S. Senate aspirant Paul Sadler bemoaned the federal debt, going so far as to invoke the latest Texan to serve as president. Our check of his claim placed No. 4 among reader favorites for the year.

Fact-checking the whoppin’ Texas ballot:

What a Texas ballot! And just in time for Election Day, we’re piling up our related fact checks.

Sadler, Cruz saddle up for second debate:

Paul Sadler and Ted Cruz debate on a football Friday night. We’ll listen, tweet and seek your advice on fresh claims to check.

Flames and a Texas income tax:

Ted Cruz whiffed on an income-tax claim earlier this year. He connected regarding Paul Sadler.

Ted Cruz, Paul Sadler, the Texas Truth-O-Meter:

Ted Cruz and Paul Sadler, who rumbled in a Dallas debate, already had Truth-O-Meter report cards.

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