The latest statements we've reviewed for PolitiFact Virginia

Says a "liberal" immigration reform group endorsed his GOP primary opponent, Dave Brat.

In 2007, Ed Gillespie "was paid $300,000 to be the frontman for a coalition that made the individual mandate the centerpiece of its health reform plan."

"Estimates for adopting Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion show it will cost Virginia taxpayers $902 million through 2022."

"Ninety-seven percent of the time. That’s how often Mark Warner votes with President Obama."

"Last year the (Medicaid Fraud Control Unit) in Virginia alone recovered over $200 million!"

Says Virginia House Republicans are sacrificing $5 million a day in U.S. funds by refusing to expand Medicaid.

Dave Brat "worked on Democrat Gov. Tim Kaine’s Council of Economic Advisors while Kaine tried to raise our taxes by over $1 billion."

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."

"Did you know US population growth is at its lowest since the Great Depression?"

"From 1972 until 2011, the number of EPA employees increased by 107 percent while the number of total federal personnel decreased by 15 percent."  

Federal money for Medicaid expansion "is guaranteed for a few years and then goes away."

Says the Medicaid fraud rate in Virginia was "fact-checked" and found to be "0.47 percent."

Gov. McAuliffe's budget would "raid school, other $$ 4 Obamacare in VA."

If the legislature refuses to expand Medicaid, "27 states are going to get our money – Virginia taxpayer money – into their states to provide health care for their citizens, paid for by us."

State Medicaid expansion "will save our treasury $1 billion over the next eight years."

In Virginia’s Medicaid program, "approximately 30 percent, or $2.7 billion a year, is lost to waste, fraud and inefficiencies."

Says five Democratic state senators were for her bicycle tailgating bill "before they were against it."

The Redskins Training Camp deal "generated $40 million in new private investment in the city."

"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."

"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."

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