Georgia's economy and how it spends or doesn't spend tax dollars have become hot rhetoric in the neck-and-neck governor’s race between incumbent Republican Nathan Deal and Democratic challenger Jason Carter.
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Nothing says state politics in Georgia like foreign policy issues, right?
That's at least the case in the governor's race this year between incumbent Republican Nathan Deal and Democratic challenger Jason Carter.
As the two candidates duel over education and the economy, the question of support for Israel has come up more than once. PolitiFact Georgia looks at one recent case - and explains why the complicated matter has surfaced.
With Tuesday's runoff in the rearview mirror, election watchers now turn their attention to November.
One of the most highly contested rates will be that of governor, with incumbent Republican Nathan Deal facing Jason Carter, a Democrat from Atlanta.
PolitiFact Georgia is keeping close tabs on the close race. Already we have checked some claims in the race, especially on the key battleground issue of education.
PolitiFact Georgia is the non-partisan fact-checking operation of The Atlanta Journal Constitution, which attempts to parse political truth from political fiction.
Our fact-checkers have been keeping a close eye on Georgia’s candidates for office as the May 20 Primary Election nears.
PolitiFact attempts to parse political truth from political fiction.
We find plenty of fiction. But it’s important to remember that PolitiFact Georgia also discovers that politicians and power brokers sometimes hit the nail squarely on the head.
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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