Tom Leppert's file:

Republican from Texas

Tom Leppert served as mayor of Dallas from June 2007 to early 2011. He previously worked in business, also serving as CEO of The Turner Corporation, the nation's largest general building company, according to the biographical material on his campaign website.

Recent statements involving Tom Leppert

"Tom Leppert pledged to make Dallas a sanctuary city for illegal immigrants."

Says opponent Ted Cruz has not led businesses.

Says "we brought crime rate down by 30 percent" when he was mayor of Dallas.

Says opponent David Dewhurst is a "career politician."

Recent stories featuring Tom Leppert

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.

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.

Leppert on the mark about Cruz's background:

Tom Leppert said in debate that Ted Cruz hasn't led businesses. That holds up.

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.

Dewhurst a career politician?:

Tom Leppert, the former Dallas mayor running for the U.S. Senate, wasn’t impressed with Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst’s joining the 2012 field of candidates. Leppert reacted to Dewhurst’s declaration by deriding him as a  "career politician."

That descriptive of Dewhurst also has been levelled by a U.S. senator who’s backing another Republican running for the Texas seat.

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