Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Sean Gorman

PolitiFact Reporter

Sean Gorman is a PolitiFact reporter with the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Email: sgorman@timesdispatch.com

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Sean Gorman

Recent stories from Sean Gorman

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    

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.

In Context: Gillespie labeling himself a "partisan warrior"

Republican Ed Gillespie sees himself playing two different roles: A "partisan warrior" in campaigns and a negotiator when it comes to business and holding elective office.

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.    

In context: Gillespie's comments on the minimum wage

Democrats say Ed Gillespie's description of minimum wage earners enjoying beer and softball with colleagues after work is offensive. Here's a full transcript of the Republican's remarks so you can decide: 

Scores of Medicaid audits still leave holes

House Republicans are insisting Virginia's Medicaid system undergo a two-year audit before they'll consider expanding it. Gov. Terry McAuliffe says the program already has been studied to death and it's time for action. We looked at dozens of Virginia Medicaid audits published in recent years to find out what they say about Virginia's $8 billion-a-year health program.     

There's sunshine and darkness in Virginia's open-government laws

To see how Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act stacks up, we compared it to similar laws in Florida and Connecticut, two states that are recognized by experts for their strong open government laws.

McDonnell sums up his term

PolitiFact Virginia takes quick look at Gov. Bob McDonnell's last address to the General Assembly.  

Promises, promises...McDonnell fulfilled half of them

PolitiFact Virginia’s Bob-O-Meter has tracked the progress of 48 promises Bob McDonnell made when he ran for governor in 2009. McDonnell, with less than two weeks remaining in office, has fulfilled 24 of them.

Fact-checking voting laws: a year-end report

Amid a nationwide battle about voter access, PolitiFact researched claims about noncitizen voters, restoration of ex-felons’ rights and voter laws nationwide.