Lurid Twitter claims create a hot mess
Gov. Scott Walker is helping pay for the criminal defense of a man accused of "boy rape."
Way off even without the typo
Says Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s budget "calls for raising property taxes by nearly $500 billion."
A fake partisan tweet backfires
Says the Wisconsin Republican Party tweeted "Happy International Women's Day! You ladies should get paid less and not be able to make health care decisions."
Doyle didn't sign it, but Walker voted for it
A 10-year state program that created 202 jobs at a cost of $247,000 per job was approved by former Gov. Jim Doyle.
Contract ended, screenings didn’t
Says Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker eliminated "cancer screenings for uninsured women" and offered "no alternatives."
State group doesn’t endorse in federal races
Despite opposition from national Club for Growth, Club for Growth Wisconsin "has endorsed" him for U.S. Senate.
Photo ID law doesn’t single out Dems
Democratic Governors Association
Says Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker "is denying Democrats the right to vote."
Didn’t the governor say he fixed all that?
"Wisconsin is broke," and "state government is $3 billion in debt."
Fake story contained a bogus claim
The Wisconsin Department of Corrections is considering implementing mandatory physical fitness testing for security staff.
Many ways to see them: County fairs, coffees, Rotary meetings, and ... town hall meetings
Democratic Party of Wisconsin
"(U.S. Reps.) Paul Ryan, Sean Duffy and Reid Ribble are … shutting down town hall meetings, or making their constituents pay to attend them."
Not when they’re paying more
A new college tuition reciprocity agreement with Minnesota "makes college education more affordable for Wisconsin residents."
Help cited came after the move
Says he "helped bring" Uline company to Kenosha area, "creating 800 local jobs."
Wrong and wrong
"Two elections in a row (Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus) has screwed up counting the vote"
There was no vote and the issue predates Pasch’s arrival in office by years
Says state Rep. Sandy Pasch, her recall opponent, "voted to allow public school employees to use taxpayer dollars to pick up the tab for…Viagra."
Didn’t like it, didn’t vote for it
Says Sen. Robert Cowles, her recall opponent, supported the sale of state-owned power plants "not to the highest bidder, but to the biggest donors" with no oversight.
No and no
Says Wisconsin Senate recall candidate Jessica King "voted to increase her pay with taxpayer dollars by 63 percent."
Evidence is lacking
Says state Sen. Sheila Harsdorf wants to "eliminate Medicare" as we know it.
No fee increases – unless you count new fees and the fees that go up
Says Wisconsin’s 2011-13 state budget contains "no fee increases"
The claim was just as wrong the first time we heard it
"Protesters caused $7.5 million in damage to the Wisconsin State House"
Ryan would change Medicare, not end health care
Says U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan promised to "end health care for our seniors."
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