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April Hunt is an Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter who has worked as a government and political journalist in three states and one commonwealth. She has won multiple awards for her investigative work, most recently the 2013 Gannett Foundation Award for Digital Innovation in Watchdog Journalism.

 

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The latest Truth-O-Meter items from April Hunt

Each Georgia taxpayer would have to send $5,000 to the treasury to cover the state’s debt.

David Perdue led efforts to ship thousands of jobs overseas.

Says David Perdue made tens of millions of dollars piling a firm with billions in debt.

Kasim Reed has kept every promise he made as a candidate.

Since 1999, 440 people have been killed in attacks on church property in the United States.  

Brookhaven homeowners pay hundreds of dollars less in property taxes compared with owners of the same-value homes in unincorporated DeKalb County.

DeKalb County has been recognized in recent years as having one the best sheriff’s departments in the nation.  

Jeff Mann has an ethics complaint against him alleging he used county workers for campaign work, which is an indictable offense.

"Perdue mismanaged Pillowtex, and nearly 8,000 people got laid off."

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

Recent stories from April Hunt
A closer look at Michelle Nunn

Which political party controls the U.S.. Senate could hinge on Georgia's battle for the seat being left open with Saxby Chambliss' retirement.

Voters, and fact checkers, got a long look at GOP nominee David Perdue after the nine-week runoff campaign that ended last month.

Democrat Michelle Nunn found herself in the spotlight shortly after that vote, with the accidental leak of a 144-page strategy memo from her campaign.

Below are some of the fact checks connected to that memo and Nunn's bid for the seat.


 
 

Local claims in the Truth-O-Meter spotlight

Fact-checks about tax savings and staffing cuts focus on decidedly local claims.

Getting schooled on education in governor's race

With Tuesday's runoff in the rearview mirror, election watchers now turn their attention to November.

One of the most highly contested rates will be that of governor, with incumbent Republican Nathan Deal facing Jason Carter, a Democrat from Atlanta.

PolitiFact Georgia is keeping close tabs on the close race. Already we have checked some claims in the race, especially on the key battleground issue of education.

 

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. 

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

PolitiFact Georgia has kept a close eye on a statewide race capturing national attention, the GOP runoff for the U.S. Senate nomination.

With the election between U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue Tuesday, we've put some of the claims we couldn't resist fact-checking in one spot.

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