Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Rick Perry's file

Perry

Republican from Texas

Rick Perry has been governor of Texas since late December 2000. He was re-elected in 2002, 2006 and 2010. He unsucessfully ran for president in 2012 before deciding not to run again in 2014, though he also was exploring a second run for president.

Perry's statements by ruling

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  • True24 (%)(24)
  • Mostly True21 (%)(21)
  • Half True40 (%)(40)
  • Mostly False27 (%)(27)
  • False29 (%)(29)
  • Pants on Fire18 (%)(18)

Rick Perry's website

Recent statements involving Rick Perry

Recent stories featuring Rick Perry

Ted Cruz leading Scott Walker in Texas? Not in Pants on Fire ratings

A poll shows Ted Cruz barely still the favorite of Texas Republicans considering presidential prospects--with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker close behind (within the poll's margin of error).

 

Poll results oft change. But Truth-O-Meter report cards just get longer. Walker has been fact-checked more than Cruz; he  also has more Pants on Fire ratings. More ahead...

 

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Source: News story, "UT/TT Poll: In Texas, Walker Ties Cruz; Clinton Soaring," the Texas Tribune, Feb. 23, 2015

Five years of truths and not-so-truths

Light the candles. We're five years old.

Rick Perry gets a laugh out of Texas Truth-O-Meter

Outgoing Gov. Rick Perry recently got a laugh out of PolitiFact.

 

Appreciated -- and here's his Truth-O-Meter report card.

Lesson of 2014: Check the facts behind Mexico border claims

A trio of fact checks of flawed claims about activities near the Texas-Mexico border drew reader interest, each one landing among our 10 most-read stories of 2014:

 

* Ted Cruz incorrectly said Barack Obama has promised amnesty to illegal immigrants

 

* Pants on Fire: Duncan Hunter makes unconfirmed claim Border Patrol caught at least 10 ISIS fighters

 

* Rick Perry claim about 3,000 homicides by illegal immigrants not supported by stat

Ted Cruz, Dan Patrick, Ryan Sitton say 1,000 people a day move to Texas -- but hundreds leave too

Triumphant candidates on Tuesday night heralded Texas’ growing power -- similarly invoking the incomplete claim that 1,000 people move here daily.