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Staples was first elected agriculture commissioner of Texas in 2006 after previously serving in the Texas Senate and House.
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Says the Obama administration approved a major disaster declaration for Oklahoma in 2009, when nine of the state’s 77 counties burned for "about three days," while Texas wildfires have been burning for longer without such a declaration.
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Texas Gov. Rick Perry told reporters Monday that Texas will seek a federal disaster declaration for the wildfires ravaging parts of the state.
Earlier this year, we fact-checked contrasting claims about the state’s request for such a declaration in the wake of other fires.
Not everyone's pants were on fire this year — some worthy statements sent the Truth-O-Meter needle pointing to True.
Statements by U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Gov. Rick Perry and Democratic gubernatorial nominee Bill White were among our most-read fact-checks that found the speaker correct.
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