Sunday, December 21st, 2014

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the gubernatorial campaign arm of the Republican Party.

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Actually a net gain of jobs on her watch

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Republican Governors Association

Mary "Burke’s record: 130,000 fewer jobs."

— PolitiFact Wisconsin

Mostly True

Budget votes at issue

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Republican Governors Association

Jason Carter "actually opposed more funding for education in the Senate."

— PolitiFact Georgia

Mostly False

Shocking! Obamacare focus of political attack

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Republican Governors Association

Jason Carter supports using Georgia tax dollars to promote Obamacare    

— PolitiFact Georgia

Mostly False

Left out: job gains in Doyle’s first term

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Claims in the Scott Walker-Mary Burke race about jobs

Scott Walker’s promise to create 250,000 private-sector jobs -- made when he was a candidate in 2010 and rated by us as a Promise Broken -- has reverberated throughout the 2014 campaign for governor. Both he, challenger Mary Burke and others have made a number of jobs-related claims. Here’s how we’ve rated some key ones.

Truth-O-Meter travels back in time

AJC PolitiFact Georgia went back in history last week on its search for the truth. Way back.

Like a century ago -- the dawn of our nation's dependence on fossil fuel. That's when wooden pipelines were used to transport natural gas. We found out whether they're still in use today.

And two decades ago, when Georgians debated whether to institute the lottery that now funds the popular HOPE Scholarship for college-bound high schoolers. Did former Gov. Roy Barnes, who's trying to reclaim his seat, oppose the scholarship?

The Truth-O-Meter's other jaunts into the past had to do with more recent history. Think five years ago, when the state argued over whether to toughen its voter ID laws. Or the turn of the millennium, when Barnes, a Democrat, was governor. Republicans claimed he was weak on education and jobs back then.

It's also when a DeKalb County school board member said she started handing over to the county what totaled $30,000 in unused travel money. Did she?

This is how we ruled.

Stakes high for AJC PolitiFact Georgia

The stakes were high for AJC PolitiFact Georgia last week.

Two U.S. senators and a Clayton County official made claims on one of this state's hottest topics: jobs.

The White House sparred with U.S. House Republican leader John Boehner over tax cuts that could have a major impact on the struggling economy. Republican governors tried to thwart the efforts of Democrat Roy Barnes to reclaim the governor's seat.

And a candidate for agriculture commissioner bet about $1 billion in economic benefit would rain down if we let Georgians gamble on ponies.

Here's a roundup of this week's rulings: