Rick Perry's file


Republican from Texas

Rick Perry is the U.S. Energy Secretary and was governor of Texas from late December 2000 through 2014. He was re-elected in 2002, 2006 and 2010. He unsucessfully ran for president in 2012 and 2016.

The PolitiFact scorecard

  • True26 (%)(26)
  • Mostly True24 (%)(24)
  • Half True42 (%)(42)
  • Mostly False30 (%)(30)
  • False31 (%)(31)
  • Pants on Fire18 (%)(18)

Rick Perry's website

Recent stories featuring Rick Perry

Top 10 PolitiFact Texas fact-checks of 2017

Catch up on the top 10 most-clicked PolitiFact Texas fact-checks of 2017.

Checking hurricane claims by Limbaugh, McCain, Chris Christie and Rick Perry

With Hurricane Harvey bearing down on Texas, here’s a look at past fact-checks of hurricane claims.

Rick Perry: No need to PolitiFact Donald Trump's Texas-tied expectations of me

One less PolitiFact, Rick Perry crowed.

PolitiFact California’s Top 10 fact checks of 2016

Our investigation into claims by President-elect Donald Trump, California Gov. Jerry Brown and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders all made PolitiFact California's Top 10 most popular fact checks of 2016.

Checking Rick Perry claims about energy

Rick Perry has been fact-checked many times -- including on energy claims.