David Alameel didn't live in a colonia; he lived in La Colonia, he says

Dr. David Alameel made his "colonia" reference at the state Democratic convention in Dallas June 28, 2014 (Texas Tribune video).

David Alameel, the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican John Cornyn, told Democrats last weekend he understands poverty because he once lived in a colonia.

Not quite, it turned out.

Alameel told us he was speaking to a couple of years he lived in an Oxnard, Calif., community called La Colonia. His house had basic services, though, unlike the persistent struggling colonias of Texas.

We rated his speech claim as False. Read the full fact check -- including a recent photo of the house where he once lived -- to the right.



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