Friday, November 21st, 2014
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Nancy Madsen

PolitiFact Virginia writer

Nancy Madsen joined PolitiFact Virginia in January 2012. Prior to that, she spent four years as a reporter at the Watertown Daily Times in New York, covering local government and business. She grew up in many places, but mostly Mississippi and Texas. She is a graduate of Wheaton College in Illinois and has an M.A. in journalism from Syracuse University.

Email: nmadsen@timesdispatch.com

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Top claims from the U.S. Senate race

Election Day has come. Here's a review of some of the most interesting claims made by Democrat Mark Warner and Republican Ed Gillespie in this year's U.S. Senate race.

Solving the mystery of the no-tax pledge

Did Ed Gillespie sign Grover Norquist's no-tax pledge? Our quick review of Monday night's U.S. Senate debate provides the answer.   Also from PolitiFact Virginia: •Warner and Gillespie have adjusted their views on gay marriage    

Get the facts from tonight's Senate debate

We'll be live-fact checking tonight's U.S. Senate debate between Mark Warner and Ed Gillespie. Here's how you can tune in.   Also from PolitiFact Virginia: •Warner and Gillespie have adjusted their views on gay marriage •A quick look at the jabs from Debate 2

An early look at debate jabs from Gillespie, Warner

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Republican challenger Ed Gillespie attacked each other and defended their own records and proposals during Tuesday night's debate. Here's an initial look at some of their claims.

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.    

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.

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.   

A look back at fact-checks from Eric Cantor's primary loss

The Republican primary loss of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., on Tuesday stunned the political world. Here are a few of the fact checks our colleagues at PolitiFact Virginia did from his race.

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:

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: