David Dewhurst's file


Republican from Texas

David Dewhurst, the former state land commissioner, was initially elected lieutenant governor of Texas in 2002. He lost his 2012 bid for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate and lost his bid for re-nomination in 2014.

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Mailbag: 'What is this – something like the immaculate immigration?'

Ever get behind on mail? We sure did.


Open the mailbag, Arthur.

Muslim prayer rugs on Texas-Mexico border? No confirmed finds

David Dewhurst said prayer rugs were found in the Texas brush near Mexico.


That's not factually confirmed, we concluded, and ridiculous.

Finding the facts about immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border

Multiple political figures this summer made questionable claims about the Texas-Mexico border region and/or illegal immigrants -- ranging from people from terrorist states to Ukrainians to children from Central America. (And no, those weren't the political figures.)

The Truth-O-Meter leaned south.

Dewhurst bests Cruz -- in most popular fact checks

David Dewhurst claims about Dan Patrick and Wendy Davis and a Ted Cruz claim about Barack Obama fueled our most-viewed fact checks in May. The top 5 just ahead...

Consult Truth-O-Meter, vote in Texas primary runoffs

What are Texas voters supposed to remember past the holiday weekend?

Maybe to tote the Truth-O-Meter to Tuesday runoffs.