Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

All statements involving Tommy Thompson

False

Except when he didn't

Tommy Thompson
Tommy Thompson

 "I have voted every year in Wisconsin."

— PolitiFact Wisconsin

Mostly True

Hovde fought city’s attempt to collect penalties

False

At least twice spoke in favor

Half-True

No Donald Trump moment here

Half-True

He said that, more or less

Pants on Fire!

An old chestnut, already roasted

Mostly True

In the ballpark as an estimate

False

Cut many, but raised some, too

Tommy Thompson
Tommy Thompson

Says that as Wisconsin governor he "never raised taxes."

— PolitiFact Wisconsin

Mostly True

Not quite all of it

Tommy Thompson
Tommy Thompson

Says that as Wisconsin governor, "we ended welfare."

— PolitiFact Wisconsin

Half Flip

Position shifted amid scientific developments

Tommy Thompson
Tommy Thompson

On using embryonic stem cells for medical research.

— PolitiFact Wisconsin

Mostly True

Late touchdowns count as much as game openers

Half-True

First part relates to partial-birth abortion ban, second involves more speculation than strong evidence