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
- Jeff Sessions (1) Republican Sr Senator Alabama
- Karen Handel (2) Republican Challenger Georgia
- 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
- Todd Tiahrt (1) Republican Senate Challenger Kansas
- Tom Cotton (2) Republican Senate challenger Arkansas
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TRUE – The statement is accurate and there's nothing significant missing.
MOSTLY TRUE – The statement is accurate but needs clarification or additional information.
HALF TRUE – The statement is partially accurate but leaves out important details or takes things out of context.
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| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
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.
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.
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.
Page last edited: Sep 16, 2014