Lee Fisher's file

Fisher

Democrat from Ohio

Lee Fisher is the former lieutenant governor of Ohio. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2010.

Recent statements about Lee Fisher

Half-True

Overstates Ohio's job losses while Fisher was development director

Half-True

An inflated figure and there's been a net gain in jobs recently

False

Often repeated, but quote came from someone else

Recent stories featuring Lee Fisher

Rob Portman's claim about Lee Fisher and gun control rated No. 3 for 2010

After making more than 100 Truth-O-Meter rulings, the editors who rate the items for PolitiFact Ohio looked back over the year and selected the Top 10 for 2010.

Today we offer No. 3: A statement about Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher and his views on gun control. The statement, from Sen.-elect Rob Portman's campaign, led to this story that debunked a decades-old myth.

PolitiFact Ohio selects the Top 10 for 2010

After making more than 100 Truth-O-Meter rulings, the editors who rate the items for PolitiFact Ohio looked back over the year and selected the Top 10 for 2010.

Selections weren't just based on which articles were true or false. In fact, only two that got Pants On Fire ratings — awarded to statements that are both false and ridiculous — made the cut.