Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Texas runoffs mean two more months of fact checks

Republican U.S. Senate hopefuls (l. to r.) David Dewhurst, Tom Leppert, Ted Cruz and Craig James at the April 13, 2012, Belo Debate in Dallas. Leppert and James did not advance to the July 2012 runoff (Source: WFAA-TV, Channel 8, Dallas).
Republican U.S. Senate hopefuls (l. to r.) David Dewhurst, Tom Leppert, Ted Cruz and Craig James at the April 13, 2012, Belo Debate in Dallas. Leppert and James did not advance to the July 2012 runoff (Source: WFAA-TV, Channel 8, Dallas).

With the Associated Press forecasting a runoff between David Dewhurst and Ted Cruz for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination in Texas, we're primed for a couple additional months of checking their respective claims.The runoff date is July 31, 2012.

So, spot a claim we've missed? Write us at politifact@statesman.com.

Meantime, warm up at your end by perusing the PolitiFact report cards for Dewhurst and Cruz, here and here.

We'll keep this in mind, too. Other runoffs are also possible, meaning more work for the Texas Truth-O-Meter.