Friday, January 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.

  • True23 (%)(23)
  • Mostly True21 (%)(21)
  • Half True39 (%)(39)
  • Mostly False27 (%)(27)
  • False27 (%)(27)
  • Pants on Fire18 (%)(18)

Rick Perry's website

Recent statements involving Rick Perry

Recent stories featuring Rick Perry

Five years of truths and not-so-truths

Light the candles. We're five years old.

Rick Perry gets a laugh out of Texas Truth-O-Meter

Outgoing Gov. Rick Perry recently got a laugh out of PolitiFact.

 

Appreciated -- and here's his Truth-O-Meter report card.

Lesson of 2014: Check the facts behind Mexico border claims

A trio of fact checks of flawed claims about activities near the Texas-Mexico border drew reader interest, each one landing among our 10 most-read stories of 2014:

 

* Ted Cruz incorrectly said Barack Obama has promised amnesty to illegal immigrants

 

* Pants on Fire: Duncan Hunter makes unconfirmed claim Border Patrol caught at least 10 ISIS fighters

 

* Rick Perry claim about 3,000 homicides by illegal immigrants not supported by stat

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.

 

Ready to gorge?