During his 21 years as a Republican state lawmaker in Wisconsin, Glenn Grothman has been perceived either as an authentic conservative who speaks his mind with refreshing candor, or as a fringe character who makes extreme, often offensive, observations.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, fresh from a re-election win that promoted his presidential prospects, went on "Meet the Press" a few days later. How did he do truth-wise?
Meanwhile, here are our round-ups of claims on key topics: Taxes, education, jobs, wages and income, business growth, higher education and miscellaneous items.
For the past week we've taken a look, by topic, at some of the major claims that have been made in the camapign for governor. We conclude with a roundup of claims made by and about Gov. Scott Walker and his Democratic challenger, Mary Burke, that don't fit neatly into a category.
The cost of higher education -- and even Gov. Scott Walker's experience as an undergraduate -- have been fodder for statements in the race between Walker and his Democratic challenger, Mary Burke.
The growth in new businesses and the use of tax breaks in the pursuit of business growth have led to several claims from Gov. Scott Walker and challenger Mary Burke that we’ve checked on the Truth-O-Meter.
Alongside jobs, Gov. Scott Walker and his challenger, Mary Burke, have sparred over how Wisconsinites have fared in terms of wages and income.
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.
How much Wisconsinites have, and will, pay in taxes has been fertile ground for statements made by Mary Burke and Gov. Scott Walker during the 2014 gubernatorial campaign.
Today's topic: Miscellaneous items.
Previously published: Taxes, education, jobs, wages and income, business growth and higher education
When it comes to education issues, Act 10, private school vouchers and public school funding have been key topics in statements we've rated on the Truth-O-Meter.
State employers added a total of 8,400 jobs in September, according to a report issued Oct. 16, 2014 by the state Department of Workforce Development. The same report also revised upward by 700 the jobs count for August 2014.
We take a look at claims likely to come up in the first debate Friday between Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke.
An group supporting abortion rights injected abortion into the Wisconsin governor’s race less than a month before election day. And Gov. Scott Walker responded the same day with a TV ad of his own.
-- Walker, Burke promises of 2014
-- Scoring Walker’s progress on promises
Gov. Scott Walker and challenger Mary Burke have made a host of campaign promises that offer a roadmap for when in office.
Related: How Walker fared on 2010 promises
Beer, deficits, businesses, jobs, taxes. A look at our most-clicked items from September.
Gov. Scott Walker and challenger Mary Burke have made a string of accurate claims of late. But there is still plenty of time for the rhetoric to heat up.
South Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz drew national attention for her words about Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker during a roundtable on women's issues in Milwaukee.
Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz made national headlines and stirred controversy when she sharply criticized Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker during an appearance in Milwaukee on Sept. 3, 2014.
At one point, Wasserman Schultz said: "Scott Walker has given women the back of his hand."
With Gov. Scott Walker and challenger Mary Burke locked in a close battle, statements related to the Nov. 4, 2014 election topped our most-clicked list for August.