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Did Rick Perry double spending in 10 years?
By W. Gardner Selby September 15, 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.

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