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Badertscher Nancy Badertscher

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Nancy Badertscher has worked at the AJC for 13 years and has spent her career covering politics, education and governments throughout Georgia. She has won more than 25 state and national writing awards and has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

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The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Nancy Badertscher

Points of Light is  "the world’s largest volunteer organization."

Jason Carter backed three of Nathan Deal’s budgets but accuses the governor of "underfunding education."

"There are only about 10 people in the United States Senate who have any real business experience."

"The minimum number of infrastructure (needs) in Atlanta is $900 million."

Michelle Nunn’s "foundation directed grants to an Islamic group tied to radical terrorists."  

  Gwinnett County government has made "significant cutbacks in staffing."

Says Jason Carter has "gotten David Axelrod to come down and be his campaign advisor."  

U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn "earned as much as $300,000 running a nonprofit that had laid off 90 workers."

David Perdue "has never voted in a Republican primary until his name was on the ballot."

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

Recent stories from Nancy Badertscher
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.

Tempest over a presidential text?

Says he just sent his first text message 

Fact-checking Georgia’s Republican primary contest for U.S. Senate

Georgia’s Republican voters have a handful of candidates to choose from in a primary contest to replace Sen. Saxby Chambliss. PolitiFact Georgia has fact-checked claims about immigration, health care, Common Core and the growth of Dollar General, a company once headed by one of the candidates.

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

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.

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