Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

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.

  • True25 (%)(25)
  • Mostly True23 (%)(23)
  • Half True41 (%)(41)
  • Mostly False28 (%)(28)
  • False30 (%)(30)
  • Pants on Fire18 (%)(18)

Rick Perry's website

Recent statements involving Rick Perry

Recent stories featuring Rick Perry

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.

Fact-checking GOP presidential contenders on the economy

Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Rick Perry are among the speakers at Gov. Rick Scott’s economic summit in Orlando. 

 

• Revisiting the Legislature’s budget showdown

Rick Perry celebrates Iowa ice cream, reminding us of food fact checks

Rick Perry, in Iowa, took note of a town's claim to being some kind of ice cream history.

 

Traitor!

 

We kid. But Perry's tweet got us to wondering how often we get to check claims tied to what we eat.