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.

Recent statements involving Rick Perry

"If you rent a U-Haul to move your company, it costs twice as much to go from San Francisco to Austin than the other way around, because you can’t find enough trucks to flee the Golden State."

Texas added 6,600 miles of highway from 2001-2012, more than any other state.

"Texas Governor Rick Perry’s voter ID law is a blatant effort to defeat Wendy Davis by disenfranchising tens of thousands of women voters."

40,000 veterans in Texas won’t get health care because Perry rejected Obamacare's Medicaid expansion.

"One out of 10 minimum-wage workers in the U.S. live in Texas."

Recent stories featuring Rick Perry

Cruz versus Perry for president featured on a Google Hangout:

PolitiFact welcomed us to its inaugural Google Hangout this week. We talked about the prospect of Ted Cruz and Rick Perry vying for president--and how you can win a PolitiFact Texas coaster.

Is Texas the most reliably Republican big state? You bet your Georgia peaches:

Larry Sabato’s claim made us wonder if Texas is the most populous reliably Republican state.

You can bet your Georgia peaches.

Top 10 most fact-checked people on the Truth-O-Meter:

Curious about who -- other than President Barack Obama -- has been fact-checked on the Truth-O-Meter most often? We were, too. So we created a list.

Rick Perry leads top elected officials with 10 percent of claims rated Pants on Fire:

Rick Perry carries the nation--in Pants on Fire ratings, that is, though it's not quite that simple.

Texas gaining more than 1,000 residents a day, but North Dakota growing faster:

Texas continues to gain more than 1,000 people a day. But it’s not the fastest-growing state.

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