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In Context: Gillespie labeling himself a "partisan warrior"

Republican Ed Gillespie sees himself playing two different roles: A "partisan warrior" in campaigns and a negotiator when it comes to business and holding elective office.

By Sean Gorman :: Published on Sunday, August 17th, 2014 at 9:10 p.m.

A first look at the Warner-Gillespie debate

There's plenty of fodder for the Truth-O-Meter after first debate between U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, a Democrat, and GOP challenger Ed Gillespie. Here's our initial take. More fact checks are in the works.    

By Warren Fiske, Sean Gorman :: Published on Saturday, July 26th, 2014 at 7:12 p.m.

Get the facts from Saturday's Senate debate

We'll be live fact-checking Saturday morning's U.S. Senate debate between Mark Warner and Ed Gillespie. Here's how you can tune in.

By Nancy Madsen :: Published on Friday, July 25th, 2014 at 12:32 p.m.

In context: Gillespie's comments on the minimum wage

Democrats say Ed Gillespie's description of minimum wage earners enjoying beer and softball with colleagues after work is offensive. Here's a full transcript of the Republican's remarks so you can decide: 

By Sean Gorman :: Published on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 at 12:49 p.m.

A few fumbled claims about the Redskins' name

Is "Redskin" a term that historically confers respect? Did President Obama order the recent revocation of trademark protection for the Washington Redskins' name? Our collegaues at PunditFact settle these claims and more.   

By Nancy Madsen :: Published on Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 at 7:02 p.m.

PolitiFact had a ringside seat for Dave Brat's upset of Eric Cantor

So thorough was Brat's victory that he won 53 percent of the vote in Henrico County -- Cantor's home and an area he has reresented either in the state legislature or Congress since 1992.  PolitiFact Virginia looked at a number claims made during the Brat-Cantor primary. Here's what we found:

By Nancy Madsen :: Published on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 at 11:02 a.m.

PolitiFact's review for today's Cantor-Brat primary

Incumbent Eric Cantor and challenger Dave Brat traded some tough blows on immigation and Obamacare during their Republican primary campaign for the 7th District congressional seat. Here's a recap of our Truth-O-Meters:  

By Nancy Madsen :: Published on Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.

Fact-checking Ed Gillespie

Ed Gillespie, the Republican nominee for the U.S. senate, is no stranger to the Truth-O-Meter. Here's a review of his statements we've examined:  

By Nancy Madsen :: Published on Monday, June 9th, 2014 at 10:44 a.m.

Boycotting Medicaid expansion puts a small dent in U.S deficits

A look at what some say is a silver lining from the reluctance of 24 states to expand Medicaid.

By Nancy Madsen :: Published on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 at 12:51 p.m.

Sorting through the Medicaid claims

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

By Nancy Madsen :: Published on Thursday, April 10th, 2014 at 4:18 p.m.

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.     

By Nancy Madsen :: Published on Monday, March 24th, 2014 at 1:01 p.m.

There's sunshine and darkness in Virginia's open-government laws

To see how Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act stacks up, we compared it to similar laws in Florida and Connecticut, two states that are recognized by experts for their strong open government laws.

By Sean Gorman, Nancy Madsen :: Published on Monday, March 24th, 2014 at 11:55 a.m.

Upon reconsideration, Cantor's 2012 Obamacare claim still doesn't hold up

PolitiFact tagged President Barack Obama with the "Lie of the Year" in 2013 for saying people who like their insurance were assured of keeping it under the Affordable Care Act. Does that validate House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's opposite claim that because of Obamacare, "The people who have health care and like it in this country won't be able to keep what they have?"  

By Warren Fiske :: Published on Sunday, March 9th, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.

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.

By Warren Fiske :: Published on Friday, January 17th, 2014 at 12:14 p.m.

McDonnell sums up his term

PolitiFact Virginia takes quick look at Gov. Bob McDonnell's last address to the General Assembly.  

By Sean Gorman, Nancy Madsen :: Published on Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 at 10:12 p.m.

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