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Emil Runge is a campaign spokesman for Roy Barnes, the Democratic Party's nominee for governor.

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Ghosts of politics past and future haunt Truth-O-Meter


The ghosts of politics past and future haunted the Truth-O-Meter last week.

AJC PolitiFact Georgia went back in time to explore unemployment during the era of President Ronald Reagan and looked at decades of GOP gubernatorial candidate Nathan Deal's tax returns.

We also looked into the future. Deal's opponent former Gov. Roy Barnes promised one where an energy-efficiency retrofitting project brings 10,000 jobs to Georgia. An environmentalist predicted one of oil dependence. And President Barack Obama raised the specter of a country where Social Security is privatized.

Here's how we ruled: