Statements we say are Half-True
Says Ken Cuccinelli tried to make it more difficult for mothers to obtain divorces.
"I’ve never supported legislation that invades people’s choices about contraception."
"Rep. Frank Wolf voted to allow terror suspects to buy guns."
Says Virginia saved $300 million by rebidding a Metrorail construction project to exclude guaranteed union contracts.
"Only three in 10 young Americans under 30 -- 30 percent under 30 -- have full-time work."
Federal prosecutions for lying on background checks to buy guns are "down 40 percent" under President Barack Obama.
"A study by the University of Virginia pulls back the curtain on Medicaid’s tragically bad outcomes, including ‘increased risk of adjusted mortality.’"
The transportation package passed by the General Assembly would impose the "largest tax increase in Virginia’s history."
"The average kid comes out of Virginia colleges with about $25,000-plus in debt."
"The Agriculture Department estimates that roughly 42 percent of the corn crop will be used to make ethanol -- more than the amount of corn used to feed livestock and poultry in the United States."
"Tim Kaine doubled down in his support of devastating defense cuts, saying the ‘the deal was the right thing to do.’"
"When I left the Senate, we were on a trajectory towards a balanced budget."
"As Virginia lost over 65,000 jobs, (Tim) Kaine put partisan ambitions first" by serving as DNC chairman during the last year of his governorship.
George Allen and his colleagues in the Senate "turned the biggest surplus in the history of the United States into the biggest deficit in the history of the United States."
Says a bill requiring ultrasounds before abortions "was supported by Republicans and Democrats."
"Seven out of the 10 states with the lowest unemployment rates (have) Republican governors … That approach that Republicans are using is working."
"It’s going to be harder to vote in Virginia than it is now to buy a gun..."
"As Virginia’s governor, Allen cut spending and waste with bipartisan support."
Thomas Jefferson expressed "strong support" for a balanced budget amendment in 1798.
"If you look at our tax mix, the share of corporate revenues as a percentage of our overall revenue mix has declined by about half over the last 30 years."
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