Michael Williams's file


Republican from Texas

Michael Williams is a former member of the Texas Railroad Commission. He lost his 2012 bid to be the Republican nominee for a U.S. House seat. He was later appointed the state's education commissioner.

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Recent statements made by Michael Williams


Yup, but no president controls gas prices

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Michael Williams claim about Obama and gas prices No. 8 reader favorite

A one-time U.S. Senate hopeful who lost his 2012 U.S. House bid before ending up in state office accounts for our readers' No. 8 favorite fact-check of 2012.

And Michael Williams aired his remark in 2011.

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