Friday, September 19th, 2014
The signature ad of the Iowa Senate race plays up Republican Joni Ernst's skills in castrating hogs.

The Iowa U.S. Senate race: the fact-checks so far

The U.S. Senate race in Iowa is becoming one of the nation's most pivotal races for determining the chamber's balance of power in 2015. Here's a look at some of the claims at issue in the race.

 

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The Latest from PolitiFact

Pants on Fire!

20 years later, still no

Mostly True

Studies show spankings are common

Half-True

By percentage, not raw number

 Senate Majority PAC
Senate Majority PAC

"New Hampshire has lost more jobs to China than any other state."

— PolitiFact New Hampshire

Mostly True

Exact measurement difficult, but trend true, experts say

False

Latest count shows that number is 4 times too high

Mostly False

The percentage has dropped precipitously since 2009

 National Republican Congressional Committee
National Republican Congressional Committee

Says "John Barrow voted with Obama 85 percent of the time."

Half-True

That was then; this is now

 National Republican Congressional Committee
National Republican Congressional Committee

Says "Nick Rahall voted with Obama 94 percent of the time."

Half-True

"Same work" claim depends on job