Sunday, February 1st, 2015

Statements about Candidate Biography

Pants on Fire!

A minister wrote this 50 years after Lincoln died

True

Action!

Rick Perry

Rick Perry

"I belong to the AFL-CIO."  

— Texas

True

Through mother and grandmother

True

Doctor in the House

Mostly False

No evidence that she did more than express concern

Gina Raimondo

Gina Raimondo

"I fought 38 Studios from the beginning."

— Rhode Island

Mostly False

Her house is pricey, but not that pricey

True

And there's no good evidence that he has

Mostly True

He offered the warnings as Auditor General

Pants on Fire!

An inflammatory claim

 Local 799 of the International Assoc. of Fire Fighters

Local 799 of the International Assoc. of Fire Fighters

"Elorza wants to teach our public school children about the ‘non-existence of God.’"

— Rhode Island

Mostly False

Different rules 25 years ago don't provide proof

Steve Southerland

Steve Southerland

Says Gwen Graham "was a Washington lobbyist."

— Florida

Mostly False

Terms were secret but vote was public