Statements about City Government


Ran twice as Republican in '80s; no affiliation since

Pants on Fire!

Er, the Fire Department sets fire to the house for training purposes

Mostly True

Yes, though slumping housing market played a role


Available figures are for the county, not the city

Mostly False

Data incomplete; many factors involved

Mostly True

Yes, with shift to public employees (who also pay taxes)


Poll is nearly two years old and not exactly on point

Half Flip

Having it two or three ways

Mostly True

Hovde fought city’s attempt to collect penalties