THE CLAIM: A radio ad by Gov. Rick Perry's campaign touts that Perry "vetoed $35.8 million in earmarks in 2007." Tom Schatz, chairman of the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste political action committee, mentions the number as he endorses Perry in the ad.
BOTTOM LINE: Perry's claim about his vetoes is correct.
Hear the ad in this video presentation from the Perry campaign:
This was rated as one pepper...
Again... who determines which facts to check, and how to check them? These seem very arbitrary. There are hundreds of claims being made, and only some of them get checked out...
I have not looked closely at them all but at a glance it looks like the Dallas Morning News fact checks are more accurate and less editorial than the Austin American Statesman fact checks... but I have not done any serious analysis of this.