Greg Abbott's file

Abbott

Republican from Texas

Greg Abbott won election as governor of Texas in November 2014, carrying 59 percent of the vote. Abbott, a former member of the Texas Supreme Court, served three terms as the state's attorney general before being succeeded by Ken Paxton in early 2015.

The PolitiFact scorecard

  • True10 (%)(10)
  • Mostly True7 (%)(7)
  • Half True8 (%)(8)
  • Mostly False11 (%)(11)
  • False5 (%)(5)
  • Pants on Fire6 (%)(6)

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Breaking down Greg Abbott's 'common' pecan tree tale

We break down Greg Abbott's pecan tree tale.

Texas economy falls from No. 3 to 21 in rankings, probably due to oil slump

Texas Democrats pointed out a national story suggesting the state's economy lost lots of oomph from 2013 to 2016.

Really?

Greg Abbott fulfills nine campaign promises, but 13 vows broken, per PolitiFact Texas Abbott-O-Meter

Midway through his four-year term, Gov. Greg Abbott has fulfilled nine campaign promises and signed off on a few compromises.

He's to date broken 13 promises, according to the PolitiFact Texas Abbott-O-Meter.

Ted Cruz's dual citizenship and other factual finds of 2016

PolitiFact Texas reporters came across plenty of curious facts through 2016.

For instance, did you know about Ted Cruz long holding dual citizenship?

Greg Abbott's Pants on Fire voter fraud claim sparked our No. 8 fact check

Gov. Greg Abbott's claim about rampant voter fraud launched our No. 8  most-clicked fact check from 2016.