Mark Warner's file:
Warner

Democrat from Virginia

Mark Warner, a Democrat, has represented Virginia in the U.S. Senate since 2009. He serves on the Banking, Budget, Commerce and Intelligence committees. He is the honorary co-chairman of the Forward Together PAC. Warner gave the keynote address at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Warner previously served as governor of Virginia from 2002 to 2006. He also ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate in 1996. Before public office, Warner was an early investor in the cell phone business, co-founded the company that became Nextel. Warner was born in Indianapolis, Ind., and grew up in Illinois and Connecticut. Warner graduated from George Washington University, Washington, D.C. He received a law degree from Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Mass.

Recent statements involving Mark Warner

Says Mark Warner has supported Harry Reid "down the line."

On a balanced budget amendment.

Mark Warner’s "record is one of acting against" the Keystone XL pipeline.

Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine voted "to let the U.N. take OUR guns."

"Right now, America has $1.1 trillion of student debt. That’s more than credit card debt."

Recent stories featuring Mark Warner

In context: Gillespie's comments on the minimum wage:

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Fact-checking Ed Gillespie:

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Debt debate keeps the Truth-O-Meter whirling :

PolitiFact has been watching the debt-limit debate closely. As the deadline nears and the partisan impasse over tax increases and spending cuts remains, we thought we’d review a few major claims  that have been weighed on the Truth-O-Meter.

Setting the record straight on Will Rogers...:

Contrary to Rogers' sentiment, truth and politics are not always polar concepts. Four of the last five statements we’ve fact checked out have been rated True.

PolitiFact Georgia goes for broke on the national debt:

Thanks to recent battles over federal spending, the Truth-O-Meter hit a jackpot of claims that need checking.

U.S. Sens. Saxby Chambliss of Georgia and Mark Warner of Virginia barnstormed the Atlanta area Monday to drum up support for reducing the national debt, so PolitiFact Georgia went for broke. We greeted them with rapid-fire fact checks.

The budget hawks were mostly on the money. Warner won a True on Social Security data. Chambliss scored a Mostly True on debt growth figures and a Half True on how tax cuts impact tax revenue.

MoveOn.org and U.S. Rep. Paul Broun of Athens shortchanged us on the facts. Both earned False rulings on the budget debate.

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