Latest Half-True Fact-checks on David Axelrod David Axelrod stated on June 3, 2012 in an interview on CBS' "Face the Nation": Under Gov. Mitt Romney, Massachusetts ranked "47th in job creation." David Axelrod stated on December 5, 2011 in an interview on NBC's "The Daily Rundown": Says Newt Gingrich is responsible for the gridlocked politics of Washington. David Axelrod stated on June 19, 2011 in a CNN interview: When Mitt Romney was governor, Massachusetts ranked 47th out of 50 states in job creation. David Axelrod stated on September 26, 2010 in an interview on ABC's This Week with Christiane Amanpour: The GOP's "Pledge to America" includes "a 20 percent cut ... for education. ... Eight million kids would have their college aid slashed under this budget." David Axelrod stated on July 11, 2010 in ABC's "This Week": "We had 2 percent of the global market (for advanced batteries) when he (Obama) started. We now have 16 percent, headed to 40 percent by 2015." David Axelrod stated on March 14, 2010 in an interview on ABC's This Week: "Under the ruling of the Supreme Court, any lobbyist could go into any legislator and say, if you don't vote our way on this bill, we're going to run a million-dollar campaign against you in your district."