Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Did Rick Perry double spending in 10 years?

The pro-Michele Bachmann Keep Conservatives United posted this ad online around Sept. 1, 2011.

A group favoring U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota for president posted an ad online this month suggesting Gov. Rick Perry, the leading hopeful for the Republican presidential nomination, isn’t a fiscal conservative.

In the spot, targeted at South Carolina voters, the narrator says Perry "doubled state spending in a decade."

PolitiFact Texas checked the numbers and found the claim was a bit of a stretch.