Friday, December 19th, 2014

All stories featuring Bob Marshall

Fact-checking the GOP Senate debate

The four Republican candidates squared off for the first time in Roanoke. We put some of their claims to the Truth-O-Meter. More from PolitiFact Virginia: *In Context: McDonnell denies his impending ad campaign *Ad Watch: Obama lauds his energy record *Ad Watch: American Energy Alliance blames Obama for gas prices

On Bob Marshall and light bulbs

We do not dispute that precautions should be taken when mercury is released. But there’s a big difference between mercury beads spilling from a broken glass thermometer and the amount released from a shattered CFL light bulb. Marshall, in his statements, glosses over this key distinction.

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