Rick Perry biography: the complete collection


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Reporter Josh Hicks compiled the following look at Rick Perry’s claims about his life and career. Click on the headlines to read the complete report.

Rick Perry’s job creation record

Perry earns two Pinocchios for presenting only favorable and exaggerated facts while not providing adequate context for his claims.


Rick Perry’s record on taxes

Perry earns two Pinocchios for misleading voters about his record on taxes.


Rick Perry’s record on cutting spending

Perry earns one Pinocchio for misleading rhetoric on how he “cut” spending.


Rick Perry’s record on education

Perry earns three Pinocchios for saying he invested more in education.


Rick Perry’s record on the environment

Perry gets two Pinocchios for failing to tell the whole story about his environmental record.


Glenn Kessler has reported on domestic and foreign policy for more than three decades. He would like your help in keeping an eye on public figures. Send him statements to fact check by emailing him, tweeting at him, or sending him a message on Facebook.

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