Truth Teller goes to Texas: Fact-checks on Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis

Our friends at The Texas Tribune are deep in coverage of the race for governor of that state between Attorney General Greg Abbott (R) and state Sen. Wendy Davis (D). The Post is partnering with the Tribune on Truth Teller as the race heads to November.

We’re starting with the candidates making keynote speeches at their respective state party conventions. In the videos below, watch for fact-checks included at the moment the candidates make claims we’ve looked into. Follow the link for more reporting about what makes that claim true, false, or in some cases, complicated to rule on.

Candidates for governor

Greg Abbott (R):

 

 

Wendy Davis (D):

Texas candidate for governor Wendy Davis (D) speaks about the record of opponent Greg Abbott (R) at the Texas Democratic Party convention in Dallas on June 27, 2014. (The Texas Tribune)

 

 

Update (7/17):  You can also see Truth Teller videos of the candidates for lieutenant governor of Texas, state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte (D) and state Sen. Dan Patrick (R).

Candidates for lieutenant governor: 

Leticia Van de Putte (D)

 

 

Dan Patrick (R)

As the campaign continues, we’ll add more fact-checks to the database and keep tabs on what the candidates are saying in their pursuit of governorship. Let us know in the comments of any other claims you’re hearing in the race that you’d like The Tribune and the Post to report on.

Sara is a producer and editor for mobile projects at the Washington Post.

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Washington Post Staff · July 10, 2014