Craig James's file


Republican from Texas

Craig James has been a football analyst for ESPN. He's a former star running back who played in Texas for the Southern Methodist University Mustangs. He unsuccessfully sought the Republican U.S. Senate nomination in 2012.

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Recent stories featuring Craig James

Craig James touched off readers' favorite PolitiFact Texas check of 2012

On the hustings, Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Craig James drew a standing ovation with a speech witnessed by a reporter for the Austin American-Statesman.

James included a fiery claim about Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and banning U.S. firearms, ultimately touching off the No. 1 PolitiFact Texas fact check of 2012.

We do mean fiery.

Flaming claims by David Dewhurst, a political group and Craig James

We’ve rated three recent ridiculous claims as Pants on Fire. One was made by a political group, the others by David Dewhurst and Craig James.

PolitiFact checked more than 30 candidate claims before Texas party primaries

We poked into more than 30 claims by, or about, candidates on the Texas party primary ballots, extending from remarks by U.S. Senate candidates through those by hopefuls for Travis County and Williamson County posts.

Reminders dead ahead.

Austin’s KUT and PolitiFact Texas share one-year anniversary

With a gooshy cupcake, PolitiFact Texas and Austin’s KUT, 90.5 FM, marked the anniversary of weekly radio segments exploring Texas Truth-O-Meter items.

Craig James, fellow Republicans in U.S. Senate race deplore Obama's leadership

Republicans seeking a Texas U.S. Senate seat have questioned Obama's leadership -- with Craig James recently saying the president seeks to ban U.S. firearms. That claim is smoky.