Around 1 in 3 Texas children
"One out of five of our children live in a family that’s on food stamps."
Data backs him up
"America produces more oil and gas than any other nation in the world."
— PolitiFact Virginia
"I belong to the AFL-CIO."
Uptick started in 2011
A record number of immigrants not from Mexico are "being apprehended at the border."
Not a cost-of-living comparison
"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."
Since poodle skirts were hip
Says Texas law requires state agencies to give preference to goods produced and grown in Texas.
Jobs jobs jobs
"Over the last 10 years, Texas created 33 percent of the net new jobs nationwide."
It's an improvement
Says fewer than 30 percent of Texas college students graduate in four years and only 58 percent graduate within six years.
Says Barack Obama has played nearly 100 rounds of golf as president.
All over the Achoo S A
Says you need a photo ID to purchase Sudafed in Texas.
Supported Roe before; now he wants it reversed
Says Mitt Romney has flip-flopped on abortion rights.
"Romneycare was model for Obamacare."
Perry was younger 'R' than Reagan
Says he "came to the Republican Party sooner in age" than Ronald Reagan.
— PolitiFact National
Five is close enough
Says only four Texas legislators voted against a law giving in-state tuition rates to certain illegal immigrants.
By about a decade
"I became a Republican sooner in my life than" Ronald Reagan did in his.
More than 100,000 jobs ahead of the Pennsylvania, which had the second largest net gain
"Texas added more jobs in 2010 than any other state."
Data indicate 49.3 million abortions through 2008
Says there have been 50 million abortions since Roe v. Wade was decided.
Cue the band
Says he’s the first Aggie governor of Texas.
Slightly less now
"The (federal) debt is growing by more than $4 billion a day."
Net job gains bigger than Cowtown population
"More Texans have new jobs today than the entire population of Fort Worth."
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