In Dallas, Republicans Cruz and Dewhurst duked it out in advance of their July 31 Republican primary runoff election. We tracked some tough, familiar claims. Did you hear a fresh, untested sally?
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 at 07:58 p.m.
Ted Cruz and David Dewhurst hatch competing ads about a payroll tax and being a businessman, respectively. We’ve probed both topics.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 at 02:51 p.m.
As noted by the Houston Chronicle, Dewhurst is trying to remind Republicans that Cruz did not endorse Cornyn for a leadership role. We earlier checked a related jab.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 at 09:17 a.m.
Paul Sadler says his Democratic U.S. Senate opponent ran twice for statewide office as a Republican. Indeed.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, June 11th, 2012 at 11:13 a.m.
We’ve rated three recent ridiculous claims as Pants on Fire. One was made by a political group, the others by David Dewhurst and Craig James.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Sunday, June 3rd, 2012 at 04:29 p.m.
The top two vote-getters in the Republican U.S. Senate primary — David Dewhurst and Ted Cruz — are headed to a July 31 runoff. And theirs is not the only unsettled contest. That means about 60 additional days for the Truth-O-Meter to weigh candidate claims.
By Meghan Ashford-Grooms :: Published on Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 at 11:16 a.m.
The Associated Press forecasts a Republican runoff in Texas for that party's U.S. Senate nomination. That means about 60 additional days for the Truth-O-Meter to weigh candidate claims. Runoffs occur July 31.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 at 09:53 p.m.
We poked into more than 30 claims by, or about, candidates on the Texas party primary ballots, extending from remarks by U.S. Senate candidates through those by hopefuls for Travis County and Williamson County posts. Reminders dead ahead.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, May 28th, 2012 at 12:56 p.m.
Republicans seeking a Texas U.S. Senate seat have questioned Obama's leadership -- with Craig James recently saying the president seeks to ban U.S. firearms. That claim is smoky.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, May 17th, 2012 at 05:26 p.m.
Tom Leppert said in debate that Ted Cruz hasn't led businesses. That holds up.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, April 16th, 2012 at 02:16 p.m.
Several Republicans vying for a shot at succeeding Kay Bailey Hutchison clashed over their respective records in tonight's debate. Even before they tangled, one hopeful re-floated a claim about another that we've checked before.
U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz tweeted a claim racing through Republican circles: that new projections show the 2010 federal health care law’s cost has doubled. False, says the Truth-O-Meter.
By Meghan Ashford-Grooms :: Published on Friday, March 23rd, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.
In an email blast and blog post, Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Ted Cruz of Texas takes issue with our recent flame-kissed rating of his ridiculous claim that an opponent has a record of promoting an income tax.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.
Texan Ted Cruz recently lofted a ridiculous claim about an opponent for the U.S. Senate. His overall Truth-O-Meter report card covers four fact checks.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, February 10th, 2012 at 10:25 a.m.
As noted by Austin’s KVUE-TV, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz this week revisited his charge that an opponent called him a red Chinese communist. We'd checked that.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 at 10:14 a.m.
Provocative labels--socialist, for instance--fly these days like "liberal" used to be tossed around. In Texas, Ted Cruz recently said David Dewhurst’s camp called Cruz a Communist.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, October 11th, 2011 at 07:28 a.m.
Likening David Dewhurst to the mythical chupacabra, Ted Cruz says the lieutenant governor skipped nine U.S. Senate forums after announcing his candidacy in July. Really?
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 at 11:45 a.m.
We want to hear your suggestions and comments. For tips or comments on our campaign promise database, please e-mail the Obameter. If you are commenting on a specific promise, please include the promise number. For comments about our Truth-O-Meter or Flip-O-Meter items, please e-mail the Truth-O-Meter. We’re especially interested in seeing any chain e-mails you receive that you would like us to check out. If you send us a comment, we'll assume you don't mind us publishing it unless you tell us otherwise.