Latest Fact-checks by Jake Berry New Hampshire Democratic Party stated on March 29, 2013 in a tweet: Says the 2010-11 New Hampshire budget ended with an $18 million surplus, while the Republican-led 2012-13 budget has a $40 million deficit. Kelly Ayotte stated on February 19, 2013 in an editorial board meeting: Says of 80,000 people who were denied a firearm in 2012 due to a failed background check, only 44 were prosecuted. New Hampshire Democratic Party stated on March 5, 2013 in a written statement: Says Jennifer Horn, chairwoman of the N.H. Republican Party, owes $92,000 in back taxes. David Cote stated on February 11, 2013 in a speech during a “Fix the Debt” press event: "The only time in our history when the debt has been higher than this was the end of World War II." Kelly Ayotte stated on February 3, 2013 in a guest commentary: "When total Sandy spending is added up, it's more than the annual budget for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. And it's more than twice the annual budget of the U.S. Energy Department." Maggie Hassan stated on January 3, 2013 in her inauguration speech becoming NH governor: We have the fourth highest in-state tuition for public universities in the country. National Republican Congressional Committee stated on January 9, 2013 in a press release: "Even if you took literally every single ounce of platinum in the world, it still wouldn’t add up to enough needed to pay down our nation’s debt." Kelly Ayotte stated on December 2, 2012 in in an interview on CNN’s State of the Union.: President Barack Obama’s Fiscal Year 2013 budget proposal "couldn't get support from either party in the House or the Senate." Jeanne Shaheen stated on November 27, 2012 in an interview on MSNBC’s Jansing and Co. : Social Security has not contributed to the debt and the deficits. Ann McLane Kuster stated on November 11, 2012: Says she is "entering in the most diverse class ever," of U.S. Representatives Maggie Hassan stated on November 7, 2012 in an interview on the Daily Rundown on MSNBC.: Says New Hampshire had the fourth-lowest unemployment rate in the country during Maggie Hassan’s time in the state Senate. Republican Governors Association stated on October 24, 2012 in an ad titled “Hiding”: Gubernatorial candidate Maggie Hassan supported 33 tax and fee increases as Senate Majority Leader. Barack Obama stated on October 18, 2012 in a campaign speech in Manchester, N.H.: "We got back every dime used to rescue the banks." Charles Bass stated on September 26, 2012 in an ad “Dancing,” released September 26, 2012.: Ann McLane Kuster is "for a government takeover of health care more radical than Obamacare. And she supports a $700 billion cut to Medicare for current retirees." Ann McLane Kuster stated on September 6, 2012 in an ad, “Janice,” released September 6, 2012: Says U.S. Rep. Charles Bass wants to privatize Social Security. Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee stated on October 15, 2012 in an ad, “Regular,” : Frank Guinta voted to make middle class taxpayers pay over a $1,000 more a year in taxes. Frank Guinta stated on September 25, 2012 in an advertisement, “Veterans,”: "Carol Shea-Porter … wants to increase taxes on small business and job creators." Carol Shea-Porter stated on September 18, 2012 in an ad, “Debt,” released Sept. 18, 2012: "Tea Party Congressman Frank Guinta voted for billions in cuts to veterans programs." Charles Bass stated on August 27, 2012 in an August 27, 2012 advertisement, “Not Working,” aired in and around New Hampshire.”: Ann Kuster "supports the government takeover of healthcare, which robs Medicare of over $700 billion." Frank Guinta stated on August 21, 2012 in a television ad, “Future.”: $50,000. That's what every child owes today because Washington politicians have run up a huge spending tab and left our kids the bill." Kelly Ayotte stated on August 23, 2012 in a town hall meeting in Merrimack, N.H.: "Under President Bush in eight years, we added $4.9 trillion to the debt. Under President Obama, we've added $5.3 trillion to the debt in the 3.5 years he's been in office." Barack Obama stated on August 18, 2012 in a speech at Windham High School in New Hampshire: "His new running mate, Congressman Ryan, put forward a plan that would let Governor Romney pay less than 1 percent in taxes each year." Friends of Democracy stated on August 21, 2012 in an advertisement aired in and around New Hampshire: "Your Congressman, Charlie Bass, took over $166,000 from Big Oil." New Boston Republican Committee stated on July 23, 2012 in a campaign sign in Mont Vernon, New Hampshire: Says Democrats racked up a $1 billion state deficit, while Republicans under Bill O'Brien balanced the budget. Jackie Cilley stated on July 16, 2012 in a statement during a candidates forum at Nashua City Hall: Says New Hampshire has the third-highest property tax in the country. New Hampshire Democratic Party stated on July 6, 2012 in a Web advertisement titled “College vs. Smokes.”: "Bill O'Brien's Tea Party legislature tried to repeal kindergarten and compulsory education, defund Planned Parenthood and eliminate insurance coverage for birth control." Ovide Lamontagne stated on July 12, 2012 in a Republican gubernatorial debate at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, N.H.: "There are 60,000 fewer jobs today in this state than we had in 2008." Ann McLane Kuster stated on June 7, 2012 in a rally outside the N.H. Statehouse.: Says Rep. Charles Bass "supports privatizing Social Security, risking trillions more on Wall Street." Frank Guinta stated on June 13, 2012 in a statement made after he filed for re-election at the N.H. Secretary of State’s office.: "Now, in the House of Representatives, we have 40 different jobs bills that have passed and almost all of them have been bipartisan." William O'Brien stated on June 14, 2012 in a letter to The Telegraph: "The latest evidence of Republican success is that since the beginning of the current legislative term, state unemployment has gone down almost 20% to 5% adjusted."