State Sen. Juan Vargas, who is also running for Congress, recently told KBNT Univision that San Diegans pay a small amount of taxes — about 10 percent — on gas compared with the total cost.

In this Fact Check TV, our Scott Lewis assesses Vargas’ claim and breaks down the taxes San Diegans pay on each gallon of gas.

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