Nina Turner's first ad in her bid to unseat Secretary of State Jon Husted aims to draw contrasts between her and the Republican incumbent.
Beyond the Truth-O-Meter
With spending and spin running high in the contentious race for New York's 23rd Congressional District, a fact check of candidates' gun control discussion from Thursday's debate found at least a couple of stray shots.
A Republican TV ad says Senate candidate Rick Weiland is going across South Dakota saying “he’s one of us" when "Weiland supports higher payroll taxes.” Not for all, he doesn't.
The National Rifle Association implies Iowa Rep. Bruce Braley lied when he said he "never met Michael Bloomberg," but there's no evidence of that.
Was the 1956 Republican platform liberal by today's standards?
Checking the claim that “more than 150,000 jobs have been created in just over three years, more Iowans are working than at any point in Iowa’s history, and Johnson County has seen a 21.7 percent drop in unemployment.”
Every now and then we see a powerful attack ad that is factually accurate, but makes such a strong appeal to fear that we urge viewers to pause to consider all the facts. That’s the case in Nebraska.
As the election draws closer, outside groups are spending aggressively in the close race for state superintendent of public instruction.
A group funded largely by doctors and dentists is airing a television ad slamming Democratic Assemblyman Roger Dickinson for problems in Sacramento’s Child Protective Services unit during the years he was on the county’s Board of Supervisors.
Republicans trying to take back control of the U.S. Senate are working hard to sear one big number into the brains of voters from Alaska to Arkansas: 90 percent. Or 95 percent. Or 97 percent.
Coal ash cleanup is a messy topic, both literally and in terms of policy, and it becomes all the more so when injected into political campaigns.
Will voters in Colorado be able to print ballots at home and turn them over to "vote collectors"?
Checking the claim that Illinois State Senate candidate Neil Anderson would target Medicaid for budget cuts if he serves on the Illinois State Senate.
Has Bill Cassidy has voted for tax breaks for millionaires while voting to cut Social Security payments and the Medicare prescription drug benefits?
Thought you'd seen it all this political season? An ad from Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes criticizes Sen. Mitch McConnell for his vote on a bill that President Obama praised, and even thanked McConnell by name for supporting.
Has President Obama issued an executive order to obtain 34 million blank green cards for a post-election immigration surge?
At a breakfast forum hosted by the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, the two candidates for state Senate District 15 fielded questions yesterday morning on gambling, marriage equality, higher education, energy and other topics. And based on a fact-check, their comments were mostly accurate.
Checking a mailer funded by the Arizona Republican Party says that Andy Tobin is “a leader in the fight to secure the border.”
In The Fact Checker’s experience, the most fact-challenged ads are those that fly under the radar, as campaigns hope that reporters don’t notice the content — but voters do.
Checking the claim that “San Diego’s Convention Center is fully booked.”