The article:

Checking the facts in the Arizona Senate race

By Bill Adair
Published on Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 at 12:21 p.m.

Sen. John McCain, the Republican Party's most recent nominee for president, is facing a serious re-election challenge from within his own party.

McCain is being challenged by former U.S. Rep. J.D. Hayworth. For our Message Machine partnership with NPR, we checked claims from two ads, one from each:

McCain, invoking a line we've heard in many other races, slammed Hayworth for being a lobbyist. We checked the facts and found McCain was right.

Hayworth, meanwhile, is portraying McCain as out-of-step with conservative Arizona values. He says McCain voted against the Bush tax cuts because he "wrongly" calimed they helped only the rich. We rated that one Mostly True.

About this article:


See Truth-O-Meter items.

Researchers: Bill Adair

How to contact us:

We want to hear your suggestions and comments.

For tips or comments on our Obameter and our GOP-Pledge-O-Meter promise databases, please e-mail the Obameter. If you are commenting on a specific promise, please include the wording of the promise.

For comments about our Truth-O-Meter or Flip-O-Meter items, please e-mail the Truth-O-Meter. We’re especially interested in seeing any chain e-mails you receive that you would like us to check out. If you send us a comment, we'll assume you don't mind us publishing it unless you tell us otherwise.

Browse The Truth-O-MeterTM: