Friday, September 19th, 2014

Candidates take a ride on the Truth-O-Meter as May 20 primaries approach

Early voting began on April 28 for the Georgia primaries for hotly-contested races that include governor and an open U.S. Senate seat. Photo by staff photographer Phil Skinner
Early voting began on April 28 for the Georgia primaries for hotly-contested races that include governor and an open U.S. Senate seat. Photo by staff photographer Phil Skinner

PolitiFact Georgia is the non-partisan fact-checking operation of The Atlanta Journal Constitution, which attempts to parse political truth from political fiction.

Our fact-checkers have been keeping a close eye on Georgia’s candidates for office as the May 20 Primary Election nears.

Here are a few of our recent efforts:

Republican U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue is subject of web attack.

First District congressional candidate John McCallum looks at debt forecasts.

Gov. Nathan Deal takes credit for lowest taxes.

Perdue cites business background.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter looks at gender pay gap.

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn looks at gender pay gap.

GOP U.S. Senate candidate Karen Handel makes college degree claim.

Deal takes credit for restoring pre-k days.

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Paul Broun says others following his lead.

Democratic Georgia School Superintendent candidate Alisha Thomas Morgan claims to know the secret to CRCT.

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jack Kingston says more people uninsured.

Deal says sentencing reform pays.

Broun says his Patient OPTION Act is the only GOP plan that repeals Obamacare.

Carter says Georgia has lost lots of teachers.

12th District congressional candidate Rick Allen makes claim about John Barrow and Federal Reserve.

Carter speaks about the family income of average Georgians.

Deal touts education spending.

Deal says more working in Georgia since financial crisis.

Broun on Kingston earmarks.

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Branko Radulovacki on the bombing of Syria.