Checking facts before the Texas primary runoffs
By W. Gardner Selby
Published on Sunday, July 29th, 2012 at 6:00 a.m.
Our fact-checks in advance of the Texas primary runoffs include crime-tinged charges from a rough-and-tumble Travis County constable’s race and immigration-tied claims by the Republican U.S. Senate hopefuls.
But there’s more in our gallery -- including our review of claims by state Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio, that Texas Senate hopeful Donna Campbell has been calling for a 35 percent state-local-federal sales tax.
Also, a U.S. House candidate, Wes Riddle, hews to a claim that we found unsupported. He said on Facebook that the federal government is giving Russia some islands.
We’re piling up the latest checks; please look to the right.
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