Not every election, but close
"Over 40 of our 100 (House of) Delegates seats go uncontested every year, and over 40 percent of our state senate seats go uncontested every year."
There's nine; can you name them?
Pinnacle Overlook in Southwest Virginia is "closer to eight other state capitals than to Richmond."
"The United States is the only industrialized country that does not guarantee paid time off to care for a new child."
The poverty rate, however, has decreased
"There are more than 46 million Americans living in poverty today -- the largest number in 54 years."
Cause and effect not definite
After Massachusetts passed a mandatory health insurance law "their mortality rate went down...it saved lives."
Not quite that much
Democratic Party of Virginia
Says Virginia House Republicans are sacrificing $5 million a day in U.S. funds by refusing to expand Medicaid.
Council did not advise on tax policies
Dave Brat "worked on Democrat Gov. Tim Kaine’s Council of Economic Advisors while Kaine tried to raise our taxes by over $1 billion."
Reasonable interpretation of hazy prose
Ed Gillespie’s 2006 book "promoted an individual health care mandate, and recommends that it be enforced by the IRS through the income tax code."
Wage's buying power lower than 1968
Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy
"In 1968, a full-time worker earning minimum wage, could actually support a family of three above the poverty line. Today, that same worker would earn less than the poverty line for a family of two."
Credible conclusion despite wrong stats
"There are 4.7 percent of Virginians who are minimum wage earners who are over 25 years of age working full-time and trying to raise a family."
"Eighty-five percent of the states in the United States that had electrocution have now abolished it."
Improved effort in making old charge
"Obamacare passed by just one vote in the Senate. It wouldn’t have passed without Mark Warner’s vote."
Foiled by Pennsylvania
Virginia is "the number one state per capita in screening out people with mental illness from gun purchases."
"Twenty-four percent of doctors in Virginia currently don’t accept new Medicaid patients because the reimbursement rates are so low."
Slightly overstates decline
"In 1960, most black children were raised in two-parent, monogamous families." Today "we have only 20 percent of black children being raised in two-parent, monogamous families..."
Close, but not quite that much
"In our community college system (state) cuts have reduced funding per student by $1,908."
Half will also see water bills rise
Says under his utility rate plan, "An estimated 50 percent of our residential households will see a decrease in their water and wastewater bills."
Budget is based on Obamacare taxes coming in
Paul Ryan’s budget "keeps the Obamacare taxes and spending cuts that paid for Obamacare, but then cuts all of the benefits."
Not a record by all counts
Bill Clinton presided over "the biggest expansion of the American economy since World War II."
Includes cuts after he left office
"As governor, I cut $5 billion in spending."
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