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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

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."

U.S. Senate candidate Jack Kingston voted for the "Cash for Clunkers" program.

Says Congressman Jack Kingston voted to "raise his pay seven times."  

President Obama has left the U.S. with the lowest number of active-duty troops since before World War II, putting the nation at risk.

"Gov. Deal has the worst record on education in the history of this state."

U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue’s company took $3 million from the federal stimulus program that President Barack Obama created.

U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn has avoided taking a stand on Obamacare.

Recent stories from Nancy Badertscher
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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