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Former Gov. Rick Perry rallied Texas delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this morning partly by revisiting claims about Texas job growth and high school graduation rates that we’ve checked before.
Just ahead, his repeat of a statement we found Mostly False...
Wendy Davis, mindful of a 2013 veto, told Texas Monthly her state has no "equal pay" law.
Rick Perry recently suspended his fresh bid for president. So did Wisconsin's Scott Walker.
But there was a time Perry was the frontrunner for his party's presidential nomination.
This reminder comes courtesy of Karl Rove, the Texas-tied consultant, who says the leader in the race for the 2012 Republican nod changed seven times between September 2011 and the end of February 2012. PunditFact found that five individual candidates, including Perry, handed the lead around.
Some suggest Rick Perry's campaign is zombified.
Our take: So long as the former governor remains among presidential hopefuls, it's worth watching for claims about job gains in Texas while he held the top elected post. Samples ahead.