Latest Fact-checks on Tom Leppert Tom Leppert stated on April 13, 2012 in a Republican US Senate debate at WFAA-TV, Channel 8, in Dallas.: Says opponent Ted Cruz has not led businesses. Tom Leppert stated on January 12, 2012 in a U.S. Senate debate hosted by Empower Texans and the Texas Public Policy Foundation: Says "we brought crime rate down by 30 percent" when he was mayor of Dallas. Tom Leppert stated on July 19, 2011 in a campaign statement.: Says opponent David Dewhurst is a "career politician."