Statements we say are Mostly True

Says the Obama administration never responded to his 2012 letter flagging the uptick in unaccompanied children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

Says Greg Abbott "has lost" in court "four times in just the past few days."

Our "trade with Mexico is $720 million a day; that’s our No. 1 trading partner."

"The average student loan debt in Texas is over $22,000...the cost of an average size pickup truck." But unlike car owners, "students are not allowed to refinance their loans at lower rates."

"From the ‘Do As I Say Not As I Do’ department: federal employees owe $3.3 billion in back taxes."

Up "to 45 percent" of illegal immigrants "are not people that physically crossed the southern border or northern border. They are visa overstayers."

"David Dewhurst currently owes more than $1 million to vendors for services provided to his 2012 U.S. Senate campaign."

Says Stefani Carter "repeatedly used her campaign contributors’ donations to rent margarita machines for our state house office."

Women "are still paid 82 cents for every dollar a man earns in Texas."

Dan Patrick "called for increasing the gas tax and the state sales tax."

Says Dan Patrick "supported giving a $5,000 taxpayer-funded voucher to every family to buy a car."  

"We have more women living in poverty in this state than almost anywhere else."

Barry Smitherman "doesn’t have enough legal experience to apply for most of the jobs at the attorney general’s office."

"Travis County now has the highest urban county tax rate in Texas."

The "U.S. has the highest unintended pregnancy rate of any Western industrialized country."

Says 85 percent of IDEA charter-school students come from low-income families and about 99 percent of its graduates go to college.

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."  

Nearly 90% of Travis County government races will be settled by the time of the Democratic primary.

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