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Cruz, Sadler, the Truth-O-Meter

Cruz and Sadler, November foes, have each met the Texas Truth-O-Meter.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 at 08:34 p.m.

Texas fact checks to take to the polls

Heading into the Texas primary runoffs, we’ve stacked up about a dozen related fact-checks. Meantime, a Sarah Palin check is in the works.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, July 30th, 2012 at 04:18 p.m.

Checking facts before the Texas primary runoffs

The word "criminal" has popped up in recent, checked candidate or campaign group statements. And for fiscal wonks, there’s a whopping Truth-O-Metered sales tax claim. We invite you to read our latest items before the Texas primary runoffs.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Sunday, July 29th, 2012 at 06:00 a.m.

Calling Dewhurst a moderate

A group that favors Cruz says the major Texas newspapers call Dewhurst a moderate. That's Mostly False.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, July 19th, 2012 at 04:55 p.m.

Dewhurst and Cruz tread familiar claims in U.S. Senate debate

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.

Fresh (re-baked) blasts from Ted Cruz, David Dewhurst

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.

Dewhurst, Cruz, Cornyn, the Sequel

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.

Grady Yarbrough, Democrat, ran twice statewide as Republican

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.

Flaming claims by David Dewhurst, a political group and Craig James

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.

Texas runoffs mean two more months of fact-checks

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.

Texas runoffs mean two more months of fact checks

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.

PolitiFact checked more than 30 candidate claims before Texas party primaries

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.

Craig James, fellow Republicans in U.S. Senate race deplore Obama's leadership

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.

Leppert on the mark about Cruz's background

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.

U.S. Senate debate: 'Facts are stubborn things'

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.

By Meghan Ashford-Grooms, Sue Owen, W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, April 13th, 2012 at 08:03 p.m.

Has cost of 2010 federal health care law doubled?

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.

Ted Cruz re-defends a flamed claim

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.

Ted Cruz's report card

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.

Ted Cruz reminds crowd of David Dewhurst's Communist claim

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.

Are you now or have you ever been?

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.

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