Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Karen Handel's file

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Karen Handel is the former secretary of state of Georgia. She is also the former chair of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners. Handel, a Republican, lost the runoff for the GOP nomination for Georgia governor in 2010.

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The best of 2010 from PolitiFact state sites

We launched partner sites in eight states in 2010 and found the Truth-O-Meter worked as well on governors and mayors as it does on the president.  To end the year, we review some of our favorite state Truth-O-Meter items.

2010: The Year in Misrepresentations

The new year approaches, and your AJC PolitiFact Georgia team is growing misty-eyed. 

Although we launched only six months ago, we already have cherished memories of pants we've burned, or slightly singed.

As the AJC Truth-O-Meter winds down for the year, we thought we would share a few of those moments when we smelled flames.

Here, in chronological order, are the summaries of some of our favorite untruths and misrepresentations of 2010:

GOP Ad Guru Fred Davis versus the Truth-O-Meter

Fred Davis is the man behind some of the most widely-viewed viral campaign videos over the past couple years. PolitiFact has weighed in on many of them.

It's primary runoff time. Don't forget your Truth-O-Meter

Are you voting in Tuesday's runoff election? Don't forget your Truth-O-Meter.

Runoffs can be ugly, and this political season is no exception. In the 19 days since the primary, PolitiFact Georgia has debunked enough attacks to fill an entire election season. 

In the Republican gubernatorial runoff alone, we've covered attacks on abortion, negative campaigning, and one candidate's voting record from 17 years ago.

Even Trig, former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's toddler son, became a point of contention in that race.

We've written items on four elections for statewide office in the past two months: the Republican race for governor, the Democratic race for secretary of state, the Republican race for attorney general, and the Republican race for commissioner of insurance.

Here's how they fared against the Truth-O-Meter.

It's election time. Have you read your Truth-O-Meter?

Are you voting in Tuesday's primary election?

The Truth-O-Meter has caught Georgia's gubernatorial candidates uttering Truths, Half Truths and worse this political season.

Here's a round-up of what they said and how we ruled.