Statements about Candidate Biography
The Wisconsin unemployment rate was higher than the U.S. rate during only three months when Mary Burke was state commerce secretary.
"The only time over the last 25 years when the state’s unemployment rate exceeded the U.S. average was when (Mary) Burke was commerce secretary."
Says Gov. Scott Walker dropped out or was kicked out of college short of a degree "not long after" he was "kicked out of student elections at Marquette University."
Says she voted against the Medicare Part D prescription drug program "because it was unfunded."
Says Democrats first proposed prohibiting the government from negotiating prices for prescription drugs in Medicare Part D and he "had nothing to do with" that provision in the law.
Says U.S. Senate rival Tommy Thompson ran Medicare "into the ground" and "nine years closer to bankruptcy."
Says U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson "admitted" that Washington, D.C., "changed" him into an insider selling his influence to make millions from powerful special interests.
In Massachusetts under Mitt Romney, "unemployment went down, household incomes went up," and the state "saw its credit rating upgraded."
"I have voted every year in Wisconsin."
Says he "never supported" federal health care individual mandate.
As Massachusetts governor, Mitt Romney used a line-item veto to cut "millions of dollars for firefighting equipment," including firefighters' "coats, pants, helmets and boots."
Says "Barack Obama and his team" are "socialists in every respect of the word."
Says Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin ranks "as the most liberal member of the House."
Says Republican recall challenger Jonathan Steitz "failed to pay his taxes."
Says state Rep. Fred Clark (D-Baraboo) ran a red light and seriously injured a bicyclist.
"I’ve been through four campaigns and have not done any negative campaigning."
"The benefits that were offered to me as a congressman don’t even compare to the benefits that you get as a state employee. I just experienced that myself. They’re not nearly as good."
Says Chris Abele, opponent in Milwaukee County executive race, "failed to finish 3 separate colleges, dropping out all 3 times."
Says Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate JoAnne Kloppenburg "put an 80-year-old farmer in jail for refusing to plant native vegetation on his farm."
PolitiFact Wisconsin "concluded that the charge that Justice Prosser prejudges matters that come before the court is True."
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