Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
David Perdue, left, and Jack Kingston answer questions at a debate in Atlanta on July12, 2014. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution photo)

David Perdue, left, and Jack Kingston answer questions at a debate in Atlanta on July12, 2014. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution photo)

Fact-checking Georgia's U.S. Senate primary

It's been a bruising battle between veteran Savannah Congressman Jack Kingston and millionaire businessman David Perdue. PolitiFact Georgia has been fact-checking the contest for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. 

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The number of jobs created and people lifted out of poverty during Bill Clinton’s presidency was "a hundred times" what it was under President Ronald Reagan.

There are fewer wars, there are fewer people dying in wars "now than there have been in quite some time."

Says former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said that "if the workers are more insecure, that's very healthy for the society" because "they'll serve the masters gladly and passively."

In Syria, "we struck a deal where we got 100 percent of the chemical weapons out."  

"The so-called defense minister of the People's Republic of Donetsk ... actually posted a bragging social media posting of having shot down a military transport. And then when it became apparent it was civilian, they pulled it down from social media."  

The Obama Administration is suing a Wisconsin company for forcing employees to speak English.

"More women are graduating from college now than men."

Amid the "crisis at our southern border," there are "reports of illegal migrants carrying deadly diseases such as … Ebola virus."

"For the first time in history, (Thor’s) hammer is being held by a woman."

Says the Obama administration never responded to his 2012 letter flagging the uptick in unaccompanied children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

Alaska Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Mark Begich "vote as much as 80 percent of the time together."

"Latinos now make up the majority population in Texas."

Says Charlie Crist "voted against raising the minimum wage."

"North Korea is telling its people that their men’s national team is in the World Cup final."

Former President George W. Bush and former Vice President Dick Cheney are "unable to visit Europe due to outstanding warrants."

Republicans "went out of the way to praise (Eric) Holder's nomination. ... Not a single Republican senator opposed Eric Holder's nomination."

"In New York, your chances of getting murdered are 1 in 25,000. In Honduras, it’s 1 in 14."

"We spend $18 billion a year on making sure that the federal government has immigrant enforcement agents. That's more than DEA and the ATF and the FBI and all the other enforcement (agencies) combined."

The Obama administration "manipulated deportation data to make it appear that the Border Patrol was deporting more illegal immigrants than the Bush administration."

U.S. Senate candidate Jack Kingston "spent our tax dollars on thousands of wasteful earmarks."

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