Dan Patrick's fresh multi-part claim about Leticia Van de Putte's record had enough factual support to rate Half True. In his new TV ad, Patrick otherwise makes an ISIS claim that hasn't previously borne out.
Dan Patrick and Leticia Van de Putte each swung away in a Dallas debate. We spotted slippery moments.
We heard fresh possibly checkable factual claims from this weekend's gubernatorial debate in the RGV and the interview sessions at the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin. At the fest, Republican lieutenant governor nominee Dan Patrick took issue with his latest Pants on Fire.
Winners: Ted Cruz and Rick Perry, while Wendy Davis landed 10th and Greg Abbott didn’t make the cut.
Rest easy, punditoids. We’re solely talking about July's 10 most-viewed PolitiFact Texas fact checks, including three Pants on Fire results.
Illegal immigration stirs voters. The topic also touches off curious claims.
Tea-party darling Dan Patrick, who whomped David Dewhurst in a runoff for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor, has a mixed record on the Truth-O-Meter.
What are Texas voters supposed to remember past the holiday weekend?
Maybe to tote the Truth-O-Meter to Tuesday runoffs.
San Antonio’s mayor said Dan Patrick proposed Arizona-style "show-me-your-papers legislation." Patrick called that a lie.
Only in Texas: Two Republican lieutenant governor debates/discussions took place over five days. In today's roundtable, Patrick and Dewhurst aired some previously checked claims.
What do Barack Obama, David Dewhurst and a climate change musical have in common?
Readers flocked to fact checks about them in April. We highlight the Texas top 10.
We didn’t judge an entire David Dewhurst TV commercial as Pants on Fire. Separately, KERA-TV in Dallas objected to the Dewhurst campaign using video featuring one of its reporters.
In a fresh video ad, Dan Patrick touts a Pants on Fire bestowed on a David Dewhurst claim.
David Dewhurst and Dan Patrick blast away about a name change and campaign debts. The Truth-O-Meter engages.
Dan Patrick and Julián Castro faced off over immigration, getting chances to improve their respective Truth-O-Meter records.
We’ve checked more than 100 claims by the 20-plus Texans still in the running for statewide office with David Dewhurst proving--by far--the figure most familiar with the Texas Truth-O-Meter.
Texas voters choose major-party nominees on Tuesday, though May run-offs are possible if the lead candidate in each primary fails to draw more than half the vote.
Warm up for voting by reviewing claims we checked during the election run-up--including a smoky statement about the planet’s warmth.
U.S. Senate hopefuls David Dewhurst and Dan Patrick flip-flopped on whether to change how senators are chosen. Yes, both said, then no.
The Republican candidates for lieutenant governor faced questions on border security, abortion, education and other key topics in Monday night’s debate hosted by KERA-TV, Channel 13 in Dallas. Read on for the facts on claims they’ve made before -- and tell us what piqued your interest.
We’ve identified two Texas leaders--Cornyn and Davis. But we're not forecasting election results.
Leticia Van de Putte hasn’t run statewide before. But she has a PolitiFact report card.