Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Rick Perry's file


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. He is a candidate in the 2016 presidential election.

Perry's statements by ruling

Click on the ruling to see all of Perry's statements for that ruling.

  • True25 (%)(25)
  • Mostly True23 (%)(23)
  • Half True41 (%)(41)
  • Mostly False30 (%)(30)
  • False30 (%)(30)
  • Pants on Fire18 (%)(18)

Rick Perry's website

Recent statements involving Rick Perry

Recent stories featuring Rick Perry

Houston wasn't the first word spoken from the moon

Flashback time: In 2011, we rated False a claim the first word spoken from the moon was "Houston."


First word? Maybe "contact light."


Read the original fact check here.

Reader says politically correct terms undermine fact check of Rick Perry on murders by "aliens"

A reader didn't like our not calling border crossers "illegal aliens," also objecting to our references to "unauthorized residents."


Some word choices are a matter of Associated Press style.

Rick Perry announces fresh presidential bid near Dallas

Former Gov. Rick Perry, who just declared for president in an airplane hangar near Dallas, has an expansive PolitiFact record.


See Perry's full Truth-O-Meter record here.


See our Twitter rundown of the most-viewed Perry fact checks over the years. OR comment on Facebook.

Rick Perry and border security

Rick Perry, the former Texas governor expected to announce for president, has hammered the federal government for falling short of stopping illegal border crossings.


Meantime, Perry has misstated quite a bit about conditions on the Texas-Mexico border.


PLUS: Rick Perry's full Truth-O-Meter report card.

Rick Perry and Texas job gains

Count on Rick Perry, expected to announce his candidacy for president on Thursday, to mention job gains in Texas on his watch.


Here's our primer on employment changes in Perry's 14-year tenure as governor.


PLUS: Rick Perry's full Truth-O-Meter report card.