Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Consult Truth-O-Meter, vote in Texas primary runoffs

Dan Patrick launched this TV ad in mid-May 2014, part of an air war with opponent David Dewhurst in advance of the May 27, 2014, runoff for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor.

Early voting for the Republican and Democratic primary runoffs ended Friday. But Texas voters still have a full day — Tuesday — to cast ballots.

In case you’re wondering which candidates have gotten their facts straight, we’re posting some of our checks of candidates in statewide runoffs to the right.

There's not a True rating among them, though you will see a few Mostly True marks.

Among Republicans, the marquee runoff pits Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and challenger Dan Patrick, the Houston state senator who led the March primary. See Dewhurst’s full PolitiFact record — what we call a report card here. See Patrick’s report card here.

Also on the GOP ballot, state Sen. Ken Paxton is vying with state Rep. Dan Branch for the attorney general nomination.

On the Democratic ballot, Dallas investor David Alameel and Houston activist Kesha Rogers are toe to toe for the party’s U.S. Senate nomination. The victor will face Republican Sen. John Cornyn in November.

What else?