Ron Paul's file:

Republican from Texas

Ron Paul is a Texas physician who is in his second stint in Congress. He was in the House from 1977 to 1985, and was the Libertarian Party nominee for president in 1988. He was elected again to Congress in 1996 as a Republican. 

Recent statements involving Ron Paul

For "the past year, I was censored" and muzzled.

Says he has nearly 200 delegates bound to support his candidacy at the Republican National Convention.

"Just on Jan. 1 of this year, there were 40,000 new laws put on the books in one day."

Says he "did the very best" in a recent poll in Iowa matching up each of the major Republican presidential candidates against President Barack Obama.

Says Rick Santorum "funded Planned Parenthood."

Recent stories featuring Ron Paul

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.

Encouraged by readers, we're checking just the facts in Texas:

We welcomed a long-look chance to describe our mission in the Austin American-Statesman.

Ron Paul's "zero" tax claim fueled No. 6 reader favorite fact check of 2012:

Ron Paul's zinger about setting the income-tax rate at zero for everyone touched off the Truth-O-Meter. Our review put him in our readers' favorite articles of 2012 for the third time.

UPDATED: Ron Paul claim about popularity of gold standard No. 7 reader favorite:

Ron Paul's flawed claim about a poll and the gold standard landed him in our top 10 reader favorite fact-checks of 2012 for a second time.

Michael Williams claim about Obama and gas prices No. 8 reader favorite:

A one-time U.S. Senate hopeful who lost his 2012 U.S. House bid before ending up in state office accounts for our readers' No. 8 favorite fact-check of 2012.

And Michael Williams aired his remark in 2011.

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