Cordiality has been in relatively short supply in this election rematch.
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Claims have been made about the backgrounds of Justice Rebecca Bradley and her challenger, state Court of Appeals Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg. Plus: Claims we have rated in the Milwaukee County executive's race And: The Final Five on the Truth-O-Meter; closer looks at visits by Clinton, Sanders, Kasich, Cruz and Trump, and our article: Trump: Low on the Truth-O-Meter, high in the polls
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.
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.
On the heels of a better-than-expected jobs report, we take a look at recent jobs-related fact-checks in PolitiFact and its state affiliates -- and find many of the claims wanting.