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Fact-checking Rick Perry and Mitt Romney claims from GOP debate

Sep 8, 2011 8:10:00 AM - thestate.com
An examination of the truthfulness of claims made during Wednesday night's Republican presidential debate:

Texas jobs, part 1

Claim: Perry said, "We've created 1 million jobs in the state of Texas the same time America lost 2.5 million."

True or false? Mostly true. Perry became governor in December 2000. Between then and July 2011, Texas gained just over 1 million jobs, and the rest of the country lost 2.45 million jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Texas jobs, part 2

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