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.
The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Nancy Madsen
"Mark Herring voted to allow sex offenders, including rapists, to serve shorter sentences."
Says Ken Cuccinelli tried to make it more difficult for mothers to obtain divorces.
"Terry McAuliffe cashed in, walking away with millions" from the demise of Global Crossing.
Recent stories from Nancy MadsenVoters go to the polls in New Jersey, Virginia
PolitiFact New Jersey and PolitiFact Virginia have been fact-checking the campaigns for governor. We recap some highlights of the races.Did Cuccinelli almost ruin the state's recruitment of Northrop Grumman?
As attorney general in 2010, Republican Ken Cuccinelli issued an opinion that Virginia colleges could not protect gay employees and students from discrimination. That action, Democrats say, almost caused Northrop Grumman cancel plans to move its corporate headquarters to Virginia.
PolitiFact Virginia took a look at the story, which has become an issue in this fall's gubernatorial election.
McAuliffe, Cuccinelli recycling dubious claims
Here's a look at some of the candidates' recurrent claims:McAuliffe's car troubles persist
GreenTech Automotive, an electric car company, is under federal investigation and has not lived up to the promises of its founder -- Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe. Virginia officials raised concerns about the venture in 2009.Virginia's disclosure laws are unrevealing
As the scandal involving gifts and loans to Gov. Bob McDonnell and his family swirls, here's a look at how Virginia's political disclosure laws compare to other states:
PolitiFact Charts:PolitiFact Virginia fact-checks the campaign for governor
It's Republican Ken Cuccinelli versus Democrat Terry McAuliffe vying for the governor's seat in Virginia. Our state partner has been checking the facts.Ad Watch: Will Obamacare raise your health insurance premiums?
Despite projections that Obamacare will reduce most premiums -- and predictions to the contrary -- the law is very complicated and the result will vary depending on what type of health insurance you have.Did McDonnell policies help Medicaid babies?
The Commonwealth Institute takes issue with a recent Bob-O-Meter, telling us the improved health of Medicaid newborns happened "despite McDonnell, not because of him."Cuccinelli and McAuliffe ask each other, "Where's the beef?"
As gubernatorial candidates Ken Cuccinelli and Terry McAuliffe start to unveil their agendas, each is accusing the other of lacking substance. Here's a review of their key proposals so far.In Context: E.W. Jackson's statement on the Democratic Party
"Black pastors are also going to have to answer whether they serve Jesus or the Democrat Party," said E.W. Jackson, the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor. "The black community will never prosper by betraying God and following leadership that curries the favor of the Democrat Party."
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