Democrat from Georgia
Jim Marshall, congressman District 8
Recent statements involving Jim Marshall
Said he "opposed every budget Republican and Democrat."
U.S. Rep. Jim Marshall (D-Ga.) refuses to return $37,000 in "dirty" campaign contributions from U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.)
Recent stories featuring Jim Marshall
Election Day is tomorrow. Don't panic. Your Truth-O-Meter is here to help.
It's been working hard all election season, which means that AJC PolitiFact Georgia can now present to you a roundup of some of our rulings on the governor's race.
Our findings aren't pretty. Experts told us the rivalry between Democrat Roy Barnes, a former governor, and Republican Nathan Deal, a former U.S. congressman, will go down as one of the ugliest in recent history.
The state's biggest congressional race, which is in a district that snakes through the center of the state, also took a stroll through the mud. And the Atlanta area's toughest General Assembly race is in flames.
Brace yourselves. And don't forget your Truth-O-Meter.
The Truth-O-Meter spent much of the past week stuck on Half True.
Hope as we might that politicians and pundits would be beacons of truth, they struggled to get things right on everything from mammograms to the federal budget.
In one case, both Democrats and Republicans fumbled on the same issue: foreign money in U.S. elections. And in one case -- taxes -- a Republican got it mostly right.
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Here's how things went down:
The truth and politicos were strangers last week.
The Truth-O-Meter ruled Half True and worse on statements about "dirty" campaign contributions, stimulus spending, the community center and mosque near ground zero, and sexual deviance.
And our Flip-O-Meter, which detects whether politicians have shifted their opinions, found that a gubernatorial candidate inched away from his ideal of running a "civil and polite" campaign.
Here's how the politicos fared:
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