Jerry Brown's file

Brown

Democrat from California

Jerry Brown is the governor of California. A Democrat, he earlier served as governor of California from 1975 to 1983.

The PolitiFact scorecard

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Recent statements involving Jerry Brown

Half-True

UPDATED: Pence's stance on evolution not so clear cut

Half-True

California added more overall jobs, but Florida added them at a faster rate

True

Brown speaks the truth about California's economic growth

Mostly True

Not many on-the-record believers in current Congress

Recent stories featuring Jerry Brown

Gov. Jerry Brown slams Prop 53, omits analysis on mega-project measure

Gov. Jerry Brown says in a new TV ad that California's Proposition 53 "increases the cost of roads, bridges and hospitals." PolitiFact California did not put a Truth-O-Meter rating on Brown's statement. But its examination found the governor ignores about half the independent analysis on the measure -- analysis that shows scenarios where costs could decrease.

Mailbag: Readers weigh in on Mike Pence's stance on evolution; Calif. pot legalization

We hear frequently from our PolitiFact California readers (and from our listeners at Capital Public Radio, where we broadcast our fact checks). From time to time, we plan to share some of those comments in this ‘Mailbag’ feature.

Fact-checking the third night of the Democratic National Convention

Fact-checking POTUS, VPOTUS and Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine at DNC night three. 

Ted Cruz targets Donald Trump in CA GOP convention speech. Some claims miss, others on target

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz took aim at Donald Trump, including on the New York billionaire's foreign policy stance, during his Saturday speech at the California Republican Party Convention. From our initial look, Cruz missed the target a few times, but also scored some hits.

Fact-checking a Hillary Clinton speech in Milwaukee

Hillary Clinton made claims contrasting herself with the Republican presidential candidates and her rival for the Democratic nomination, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

 

Fact-checking John Kasich's Milwaukee visit

Fact-checking Bernie Sanders' Madison speech