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The High Five: Scott Walker's clickability

Statements Gov. Scott Walker made about his Democratic challenger, the former Democratic governor and gay marriage were among our most-clicked items in July 2014. A congressional hopeful’s claim about the Common Core school standards also made the High Five.

By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Friday, August 1st, 2014 at 01:30 p.m.

Our June High Five

Two sharply different statements regarding the now-stalled investigation into whether there was illegal coordination among conservative groups and Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign rose to the top of our most-clicked list for June. A statement by Rep. Paul Ryan on whether or not Medicare is growing broke also received lots of attention.

By James B. Nelson :: Published on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 at 03:06 p.m.

Some of the themes that will shape the governor's race

More than four months out before the November 2014 gubernatorial election in Wisconsin, some of the campaign themes are coming into focus. Gov. Scott Walker's record on jobs and the economy. How that record compares to that of his predecessor, Democrat Jim Doyle. And the record of likely Democratic nominee Mary Burke, both as Doyle's commerce secretary and as a former executive of Trek Bicycle Corp.

By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 at 05:00 a.m.

Fact-checking state Democrats

Wisconsin is second in the nation in losing jobs? Milwaukee is second-highest in the recovery of children from sex trafficking? In Wisconsin, a woman earns 80 cents for every $1 a man earns? A look at 10 recent claims on the eve of the state Democratic convention.

By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Thursday, June 5th, 2014 at 08:58 a.m.

Our May High Five

Our analysis of Gov. Scott Walker’s new way of talking about job creation topped PolitiFact Wisconsin’s High Five for May, our list of the most-clicked items for the month. So did items about Benghazi (times 2), jobs and private-school choice.

By James B. Nelson :: Published on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 at 06:00 a.m.

Rush Limbaugh tops our April High Five

Rush Limbaugh, the nation’s No. 1 talk radio host, topped PolitiFact Wisconsin’s High Five for April 2014, our list of the five most-clicked items from the previous month. Limbaugh claimed that Wisconsin is "one of the bluest" states, but under Gov. Scott Walker its unemployment rate "is around 3.5%." We rated that False. From Scott Walker to Mary Burke and Mike Tate, the rest of the list is a bipartisan one.

By James B. Nelson :: Published on Monday, May 5th, 2014 at 05:00 a.m.

Fact-checking the GOP

Wisconsin’s job growth in 2013 was the best since the 1990s? At least 70 percent of residents approve of the state’s wildly controversial collective bargaining reform law? When Republicans ran Washington, they let the food stamp rolls skyrocket? We revisit these and other recent claims by Wisconsin Republicans ahead of their annual state convention.

By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Thursday, May 1st, 2014 at 05:00 a.m.

High Five: Money, money, money

From minimums to millions, factchecks on claims about money attracted the most page-views in January 2013.

By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Monday, February 3rd, 2014 at 02:14 p.m.

8 things you might hear

What might we hear (from both sides) when Gov. Scott Walker gives his fourth State of the State address Jan. 22, 2014.

By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 at 05:00 a.m.

Tax cuts, tax hikes? How much and when?

Not that they’re ever far from mind, but taxes have been all over the news in Wisconsin in recent days.

By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 at 10:45 a.m.

A $50 million question

Democrat Mary Burke has emphasized one particular business accomplishment in contrasting herself with Republican Gov. Scott Walker. So far, she has offered no hard evidence to prove or refute it.

By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 at 10:00 p.m.

The Top Ten of 2013

Since May 2013, we've been presenting our monthly High Five -- the PolitiFact Wisconsin articles that got the most page-views each month. But, hey, it's the end of the year -- time to reflect and to celebrate. So, here are 10 items -- the ones that attracted the most eyeballs in all of 2013.

By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Monday, December 30th, 2013 at 10:00 p.m.

High Five for November: Walker and Burke

Gov. Scott Walker's property-tax claim, his campaign promises and his new book dominated online traffic at PolitiFact Wisconsin in November. A claim by likely Democratic challenger Mary Burke also drew a big audience.

By Dave Umhoefer :: Published on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 at 06:00 a.m.

So, where does Mary Burke stand on the issues?

Nearly two months into her campaign, the picture of Mary Burke as a candidate for governor is something like the Wisconsin sky on many a December day: Mostly cloudy, with sunlight occasionally shining through.

By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Sunday, December 1st, 2013 at 08:00 p.m.

Candidates by any other name: Do they smell as sweet?

Striving to concoct a negative image for opponents, political partisans are playing the age-old Name Game for keeps as Wisconsin enters a big 2014 campaign season. In the governor's race, "Millionaire Mary" takes on "Governor Ultrasound."

By Dave Umhoefer :: Published on Sunday, November 24th, 2013 at 08:00 p.m.

High Five for October: Obamacare gets hits

Two items involving Obamacare, Mary Burke's political debut, debate over a proposed casino and a claim that Wisconsin sold water to California attracted the most page-views at PolitiFact Wisconsin in October 2013.  

By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Monday, November 4th, 2013 at 12:26 p.m.

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