Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

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

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

  • True22 (%)(22)
  • Mostly True20 (%)(20)
  • Half True39 (%)(39)
  • Mostly False27 (%)(27)
  • False27 (%)(27)
  • Pants on Fire17 (%)(17)

Rick Perry's website

Recent statements involving Rick Perry

Recent stories featuring Rick Perry

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.

Take 200 Texas fact checks, call us after Election Day

We figure we've done around 200 fact checks of Texas candidates and political figures leading into November’s balloting.

 

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Texas fact checks in August topped by look into Wendy Davis claim about Greg Abbott and a rapist

An ominous ad about Greg Abbott and a salesman-rapist led our fact checks sparking the most reader interest in August.

Finding the facts about immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border

Multiple political figures this summer made questionable claims about the Texas-Mexico border region and/or illegal immigrants -- ranging from people from terrorist states to Ukrainians to children from Central America. (And no, those weren't the political figures.)

The Truth-O-Meter leaned south.

Sarah Palin not often fact-checked in Texas

Two years passed between PolitiFact Texas fact checks of Sarah Palin; the latest pair had to do with Palin’s critique of the indictments of Gov. Rick Perry.