PolitiFact analysis of 2014 Senate and Gubernatorial races
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from PolitiFact fact-checking of 2014 Senate and Gubernatorial candidates (number of quotes indicated):
- Brian Schatz (1) Democratic Jr Senator Appointee Hawaii
- Chris Christie (1) New Jersey Republican Governor
- Cory Booker (2) New Jersey Mayor of Newark
- Dan Sullivan (1) Republican challenger Alaska
- David Perdue (2) Republican challenger Georgia
- Jeff Sessions (1) Republican Sr Senator Alabama
- Karen Handel (2) Republican Challenger Georgia
- Mark Begich (1) Democratic Jr Senator Alaska
- Mark Pryor (1) Democratic Sr Senator Arkansas
- Mark Udall (1) Democratic Sr Senator; previously Representative Colorado
- Michael Enzi (1) Republican Sr Senator Wyoming
- Paul Broun (1) Republican Challenger Georgia
- Robert Sarvis (1) Virginia Libertarian nominee for Governor
- Todd Tiahrt (1) Republican Senate Challenger Kansas
- Tom Cotton (2) Republican Senate challenger Arkansas
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| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Cory Booker: No restrictions before viability; exceptions after viability.
David Perdue: Only about 10 Senators have any real business experience.
David Perdue: End tax breaks & deals that outsource our jobs.
Energy & Oil|
Brian Schatz: FactCheck: Yes, 97% of Greenland ice surface melted in 2012.
Karen Handel: FactCheck: Only $2.2M on USAID pottery in Morocco, not $27M.
Cory Booker: Campaign PAC money shouldn't speak louder than people.
Paul Broun: FactCheck: Guns cause more deaths than bats & hammers.
Mark Pryor: AdWatch: False that Medicare vouchers increase seniors' cost.
Tom Cotton: AdWatch: Cotton supports Medicare "premium support" vouchers.
Tom Cotton: FactCheck: No special subsidies for congressional staff.
Todd Tiahrt: FactCheck: Yes, ObamaCare levies some taxes before services.
Mark Udall: FactCheck: Yes, NSA can collect phone records on Americans.
Dan Sullivan: No way should Obama give "executive amnesty" to illegals.
Mark Begich: Only Congress can grant amnesty, not President.
Robert Sarvis: Liberalize immigration; population growth lowest since 1930s.
Karen Handel: Immigration bill is 1,000 pages of industry rewards.
Jeff Sessions: FactCheck: Immigration bill requires 700 mile border fence.
Chris Christie: Bridgegate FactCheck: Ft.Lee doesn't have 3 dedicated lanes.
Principles & Values|
Michael Enzi: FactCheck: Gets higher percent from PACs than any Senator.
The above quotations are from PolitiFact analysis of 2014 Senate and Gubernatorial races.
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