Tom Kertscher

Watchdog reporter

Tom Kertscher worked for newspapers in Oklahoma, Illinois and California before joining the Journal Sentinel in 1998. At the Journal Sentinel, he has covered a variety of local government and courts beats. A Cedarburg native, he has a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master's degree from Ohio State University.   

Email: tkertscher@journalsentinel.com

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Tom Kertscher

Mostly True

State Constitution allows forced work for no pay in prison

False

Experts: Electoral College margin not overwhelming

Mostly True

More disapprove than approve

Half-True

Not exactly with a click of the mouse

Recent stories from Tom Kertscher

High Five: Reince Priebus, Amy Schumer, Jill Stein among most clicked

'Electoral landslide,' public shaming and 'outlawed' voting machines drew notice.

Our file on Reince Priebus, Donald Trump's choice for chief

Sharp attacks on Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation.

Last call: A final fact-check wrap-up

Some of the latest claims by Russ Feingold, Ron Johnson, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

20 attacks in the Ron Johnson-Russ Feingold U.S. Senate race, rated

Cordiality has been in relatively short supply in this election rematch.

In Context: Russ Feingold saying Hillary Clinton is trustworthy

Here's what Feingold was asked and how he responded when he made the remark that has been criticized by his U.S. Senate opponent, Republican incumbent Ron Johnson.

Donald Trump dice que Hillary Clinton “entregó” quinta parte del uranio de EEUU a Rusia

En un acto de campaña en Waukesha, Wisconsin, Donald Trump realizó una serie de ataques contra Hillary Clinton como Secretaria de Estado, incluyendo uno que involucra a Rusia.

Round II: Ron Johnson vs. Russ Feingold

Ron Johnson, the Republican incumbent, and his Democratic challenger, Russ Feingold, made a number of claims about each other in their final debate that we’ve rated previously. Here’s a look at four of those statements.

The allegations about Donald Trump and Miss Teen USA contestants

Whether he walked in on naked teens hasn't been established.

Fact checking the first Ron Johnson-Russ Feingold U.S. Senate debate

Each candidate makes claims we've previously examined.

Senate debate primer: Ron Johnson vs Russ Feingold

Claims the candidates have made against each other have marked the U.S. Senate rematch.