Statements about Candidate Biography

David Dewhurst is "the first lieutenant governor in history to have a personal security detail."

"I never gave up custody of my children. I never lost custody of my children."  

"John Cornyn backed his pal David Dewhurst" for the U.S. Senate over Ted Cruz.

"I started the whole year" as a senior on the University of Illinois football team and "led the team in interceptions and tackles from defensive back."

Says David Jolly lobbied "for government-run health care just last year."

Says Gov. Scott Walker dropped out or was kicked out of college short of a degree "not long after" he was "kicked out of student elections at Marquette University."

"I’m ninth generation from New Hampshire."

Says "Harry Reid has a better voting attendance record than these three Congressmen!"

Says he would have "almost twice the actual experience practicing law" Greg Abbott did on becoming attorney general of Texas.

"I have cut taxes 63 times, including a 2006 property tax reduction that ranks as the largest in state history."

I am "the first Latina to run for governor of Texas."

"Natalyn Archibong skipped (Atlanta) City Council meetings or was late 90% of the time. Then she voted herself a pay raise."

"Rand Paul’s speech ... on 'Gattaca' was totally ripped off of Wikipedia."  

Amanda Murphy has "two vacation homes around the world."

Says "(t)his 12 year council 'Seat-warmer' has never chaired, vice chaired, or led a single Council committee meeting."  

"I’ve been reducing the number of Democratic" Texas Senate committee "chairs since I came in" as lieutenant governor.

"Terry McAuliffe cashed in, walking away with millions" from the demise of Global Crossing.

"Soy ... el único official estatal quién es un hombre de negocios."

Advertisement
How to contact us:

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.

Browse the The Truth-O-MeterTM:
Browse The Obameter:
Subscribe:

Keep up to date with Politifact National: