Latest Fact-checks on David Dewhurst David Dewhurst stated on September 26, 2014 in a speech in Washington, D.C.: "Prayer rugs have recently been found on the Texas side of the border in the brush." David Dewhurst stated on July 21, 2014 in a news story: At "least a quarter of those apprehended" at the border "have criminal records." David Dewhurst stated on May 7, 2014 in a roundtable debate with state Sen. Dan Patrick: Wendy Davis "was just doing a fund-raiser in Chicago with the international socialists organization." David Dewhurst stated on April 16, 2014 in a video ad: Dan Patrick "got caught not paying his taxes" and "pocketed his employees’ payroll taxes." David Dewhurst stated on April 16, 2014 in a video ad: Dan Patrick "changed his name from Danny Goeb to hide from" his "debts." David Dewhurst stated on March 2, 2014: Dan Patrick "called for increasing the gas tax and the state sales tax." David Dewhurst stated on March 2, 2014 in a TV ad: Says Dan Patrick "supported giving a $5,000 taxpayer-funded voucher to every family to buy a car." David Dewhurst stated on January 20, 2014 in a debate: On repealing the 17th Amendment David Dewhurst stated on December 12, 2013 in a tweet: In altered photo, says Barack Obama wants "more of Texans’ private data" via health care. David Dewhurst stated on October 1, 2013 in a blog post on his campaign website: "I have cut taxes 63 times, including a 2006 property tax reduction that ranks as the largest in state history." David Dewhurst stated on October 14, 2013 in an interview with the Texas Observer: The White House had a live video feed of the Benghazi attacks as they occurred. David Dewhurst stated on September 16, 2013 in a Republican lieutenant governor candidate forum: "I’ve been reducing the number of Democratic" Texas Senate committee "chairs since I came in" as lieutenant governor. David Dewhurst stated on August 19, 2013 in an interview on “Conexión Texas”: "Soy ... el único official estatal quién es un hombre de negocios." David Dewhurst stated on August 3, 2013 in a telephone call to the Allen, Texas, police department.: "I am every year the No.1 pick of all of the law enforcement agencies within Texas." David Dewhurst stated on April 8, 2013 in in an appearance on Mark Davis’ KSKY-AM radio show: Says Texas "school systems" lose 45 days a year on testing. David Dewhurst stated on November 29, 2012 in remarks to the Dallas Regional Chamber: Says that under Texas law, it takes six years to close a failing school. David Dewhurst stated on July 17, 2012 in a Republican US Senate debate.: Says he has seen Border Patrol signs near the Mexico border in English, Spanish and Chinese. David Dewhurst stated on June 22, 2012 in a Republican US Senate debate at KERA-TV, Channel 13, in Dallas.: "I've never supported a payroll tax." David Dewhurst stated on June 9, 2012 in a speech to the Republican Party of Texas convention in Fort Worth.: Says he "passed" eight measures, including ones to prevent groping at airport security checks and to bar "sanctuary" cities in Texas. David Dewhurst stated on June 4, 2012 in a radio interview.: "Most of Ted Cruz’s money comes from Washington, from outside the state of Texas." David Dewhurst stated on May 24, 2012 in a radio ad.: Ted Cruz "helps run two national organizations that have been leading the push to give amnesty to illegal immigrants." David Dewhurst stated on May 29, 2012 in a memo from campaign pollster Mike Baselice.: Says that from 1992 through 2010, every statewide candidate drawing over 43 percent of the vote in a Republican Texas primary won the resulting runoff. David Dewhurst stated on April 13, 2012 in a Republican U.S. Senate debate: Says that when adjusted for inflation and population growth, state general revenue spending has decreased 10.7 percent on his watch. David Dewhurst stated on April 17, 2012 in a TV ad.: Says Ted Cruz represents a Chinese company found guilty of stealing blueprints from an American manufacturer. David Dewhurst stated on April 4, 2012 in an online video: "6.4 million more Americans living in poverty under President Obama." David Dewhurst stated on April 4, 2012 in an online video ad.: Says Barack Obama has played over 90 rounds of golf as president. David Dewhurst stated on March 8, 2012 in an email blast.: Says gas costs $4.50 a gallon. David Dewhurst stated on February 22, 2012 in a press release.: Says Ted Cruz slurred Republican senators including John Cornyn as "graybeards" and "spineless jellyfish." David Dewhurst stated on December 13, 2011 in a post on his campaign website: "Ballistic tests have confirmed that the death of at least one U.S. Border Patrol agent was caused by" weapons that were part of a federal arms trafficking operation. David Dewhurst stated on July 19, 2011 in a campaign video.: "This past (legislative) session, we passed out of the Legislature a resolution requiring Congress to pass a balanced-budget amendment to the (U.S.) Constitution."