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Rep. Lynn Westmoreland is a Republican from Georgia.

Recent statements involving Lynn Westmoreland

"Only 536 Georgians are signed up for Obamacare while 400,000 in the state lost their health insurance."

"I have returned money every year since taking office."

"It is against the law for the NSA to record or monitor Americans’ phone calls without getting a specific FISA warrant to do so."

"There is not one single federal housing program yet that has not needed a bailout to survive."

Georgia has had ╩║more bank failures than any other state.╩║

Recent stories featuring Lynn Westmoreland

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PolitiFact Georgia published more than 240 fact checks in 2013,and 37 of those rated True on the AJC Truth-O-Meter. That compared with 26 that were rated False and 17 that earned our lowest designation, Pants On Fire. The remainder fell in the Mostly True, Half True and Mostly False categories.

Today we look at our favorite fact checks of 2013 where the politicians got it right.

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PolitiFact sniffs out distortions in GOP video:

A Republican Web ad claims stimulus money bought a bridge to a saloon and paid a city worker to find more stimulus money. But we find the ad distorts the facts.

Does the war bill shortchange the war?:

A Georgia congressman contends the war spending bill has more for the IMF than for the wars. We investigate.

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