Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

All stories featuring Terry McAuliffe

Sorting through the Medicaid claims

The General Assembly is deadlocked over expanding Medicaid elgibility in Virginia and dubious statements abound. Here's a recap:

Scores of Medicaid audits still leave holes

House Republicans are insisting Virginia's Medicaid system undergo a two-year audit before they'll consider expanding it. Gov. Terry McAuliffe says the program already has been studied to death and it's time for action. We looked at dozens of Virginia Medicaid audits published in recent years to find out what they say about Virginia's $8 billion-a-year health program.     

PolitiFact Virginia introduces the Macker-Meter

Gov. Terry McAuliffe, take heed: If you promised it during your campaign, PolitiFact Virginia will track it.

Introducing the Macker-Meter

The Macker-Meter will monitor what progress, if any, Gov. Terry McAuliffe makes on 17 of his campaign promises last year.

PolitiFact Virginia's Top 10 claims from the gubernatorial race

Here's a review of some of the most interesting claims Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli made during the gubernatorial campaign.

Voters go to the polls in New Jersey, Virginia

PolitiFact New Jersey and PolitiFact Virginia have been fact-checking the campaigns for governor. We recap some highlights of the races.

Cuccinelli and McAuliffe fared poorly on the Truth-O-Meter

Of the 14 Cuccinelli claims PolitiFact Virginia fact checked over the last year, 10 were rated Mostly False or worse. Of the 13 McAuliffe statements we checked, 11 were Mostly False or worse.

A quick look at the final Cuccinelli-McAuliffe debate

The gubernatorial candidates threw a few familiar punches. Here's a review of some of their claims:

Greatest hits of the Virginia governor's race (so far)

PolitiFact Virginia has fact-checked claims about government shutdowns, Social Security, abortion, guns and more. We review the most compelling fact-checks of the campaign to date.

McAuliffe, Cuccinelli recycling dubious claims

Here's a look at some of the candidates' recurrent claims:

McAuliffe's car troubles persist

GreenTech Automotive, an electric car company, is under federal investigation and has not lived up to the promises of its founder -- Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe. Virginia officials raised concerns about the venture in 2009.

Cuccinelli and McAuliffe ask each other, "Where's the beef?"

As gubernatorial candidates Ken Cuccinelli and Terry McAuliffe start to unveil their agendas, each is accusing the other of lacking substance. Here's a review of their key proposals so far. 

Taking the jobs-claim challenge

We found that none of the last seven Virginia governors has created jobs fast enough to keep up with working-age population growth. Of the nine governors dating back to 1978, only Democrat Chuck Robb met the standard set forth by McAuliffe. Robb led the state from 1982 to 1986.