Statements about Candidate Biography
At Bain Capital, "we helped start an early childhood learning company called Bright Horizons that First Lady Michelle Obama rightly praised."
In Massachusetts under Mitt Romney, "unemployment went down, household incomes went up," and the state "saw its credit rating upgraded."
Barack Obama has "never even worked in business."
Mitt Romney "gave away his father's inheritance."
Says Bill Nelson "voted to raise our taxes 150 times."
Ted Cruz is "unknown to the vast majority of Texans."
"Paul Ryan got his start in politics, as a young staffer just out of college, working for then-Congressman John Kasich’s Budget Committee."
"While (Barack) Obama preaches ‘we are our brother’s keeper,’ his brother and aunt live in real poverty in Kenya."
"Mitt Romney is the first major party candidate for president of the United States in modern times not to release at least 12 years of tax returns."
Says Joe Garcia "voted to raise our utility rates."
Says Ron Saunders "made the choice to stand with Rick Scott" on expanding school vouchers, restricting scholarships and giving tax breaks to the wealthy.
"I have voted every year in Wisconsin."
Says Mitt Romney "paid only 14 percent in taxes — probably less than you."
"One of the key things about Leonard Lance is that in 2008, when you look at [the] Project Vote Smart website, he was not for guns. Now he has gone too far to the right, saying that you can carry concealed weapons in national parks."
Says Connie Mack IV has been "a promoter for Hooters with a history of bar room brawling, altercations and road rage."
Says Mitt Romney did not pay taxes for 10 years.
It’s "typical" for a presidential candidate to release 10 or 11 years of tax returns.
Says Romney had the uniforms for the 2002 Winter Olympic games made in Burma.
Says PolitiFact "validated and independently documented" its "criminal history" claims about Adan Ballesteros.
"In 2010, Mr. [Anthony] Gemma described himself as a 'pro-life' candidate. Now, he claims to be pro-choice."
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