A rural myth
In rural Virginia, "Sen. Warner ran 8-10 points ahead of a traditional Democrat -- ahead of Senator Kaine, ahead of Governor McAuliffe."
U.S. scores aren't that bad
"In K-12 education, our kids are scoring at the bottom of science and mathematics right now in the industrialized world -- at the bottom."
A lie about lies
Says Mark Warner told PolitiFact National's "Lie of the Year" in 2013.
A misplaced comparison
Del. Ben Chafin "took money away" from Southwest Virginia schools while voting to build a "politician's palace."
Proof falls short
Ed Gillespie "supports a personhood amendment."
Governing magazine has "estimated that in the states that don’t expand Medicaid, a minimum, they said of 40 percent of rural hospitals will close in those states..."
Wrong and retracted
Obamacare "already has caused millions of hardworking Virginians to lose their health insurance."
Try less than 10 percent
Says 70 percent of Virginia’s Medicaid cost is for seniors in nursing homes.
The Chamber of Commerce says new carbon regulations will kill "244,000 jobs a year" and cost average families "$1,200 a year."
Says a "liberal" immigration reform group endorsed his GOP primary opponent, Dave Brat.
Wrong on both counts
Says the Medicaid fraud rate in Virginia was "fact-checked" and found to be "0.47 percent."
No meat here
Richmond is "the most vegan-friendly city."
A stew of questionable assumptions
Terry McAuliffe "wants to raise your taxes $1,700 to pay for his infinite promises."
Criticism would have been better focused on this year
Since Obamacare became law, "most of our new jobs have been part-time jobs."
Except for the budget passed this year
"It’s been 4 and a half years since the United States Senate passed a budget."
Constitutional problem with claim
Terry McAuliffe has "threatened to shut down Virginia’s government if his budget plan isn’t supported."
Distorts Cuccinelli's plan
Under Cuccinelli’s tax cut plan, "school divisions across Virginia could be forced to fire over 8,000 teachers."
McAuliffe sold stock three years before company's failure
"Terry McAuliffe cashed in, walking away with millions" from the demise of Global Crossing.
Big accusation lacks proof
"There’s only one candidate under investigation -- Terry McAuliffe."
Clinton's idea; McAuliffe helped carry it out
Says Terry McAuliffe is "the person who invented the scheme to rent out the Lincoln Bedroom."
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