Latest True Fact-checks in Ohio Mike Polensek stated on January 15, 2013 in a television interview: "It is ironic that (First Energy Corp. is) going to have a name on our (football stadium) where we (Cleveland Public Power) supply the electricity." Keith Faber stated on January 7, 2013 in a speech in the Ohio Senate: Abraham Lincoln "visited and some say even danced in (the Ohio Senate) chamber." William G. Batchelder stated on January 7, 2013 in a speech on the House floor: "I am now the No. 2 member of this House in terms of length of service." Tom Niehaus stated on January 3, 2013 in an online video: "Unlike the gridlock in Washington, more than 80 percent of the bills we passed during this General Assembly had bipartisan support." Jim Jordan stated on January 6, 2013 in an interview on Fox News Sunday: Seven of America’s 10 wealthiest counties are in the Washington, D.C., area. Terry Russell stated on December 6, 2012 in in an interview: "Individuals with mental illnesses die an average of 25 years earlier than those without a mental illness." Dennis Kucinich stated on November 27, 2012 in a speech on the House floor: "Fourteen million Americans' mortgages are greater than the value of their homes." John Kasich stated on November 29, 2012 in a speech to the Ohio Farm Bureau: Agriculture "is the strongest industry in Ohio." Mike DeWine stated on November 14, 2012 in a news conference: "A man using bath salts reported that raccoons had set fire inside his home and stolen his cell phone." Anne Goodman stated on December 3, 2012 in an interview with The Plain Dealer: Says food stamp growth, while high, lagged the rise in unemployment. Josh Mandel stated on November 16, 2012 in an email to supporters: "Our race was the closest U.S. Senate race in Ohio in 36 years -- when Howard Metzenbaum defeated Robert Taft in 1976." Jobs Ohio stated on November 17, 2012 in a television ad: "In the past year alone, Ohio businesses have created more jobs than almost every other state in the country." Mike DeWine stated on November 20, 2012 in a news release: Says Fran DeWine’s made-from-scratch dinner rolls are a delicious favorite in a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Chain email stated on November 11, 2012 in an email: "Mitt Romney received exactly zero votes in at least 12 Cuyahoga County precincts." Chris Redfern stated on November 7, 2012 in a news conference: Barack Obama is "only the second Democrat in the last 75 years to win Ohio twice with more than 50 percent of the vote." Rob Portman stated on November 9, 2012 in a newspaper interview: Budget analysts say the looming tax hikes and spending cuts would "take us into a recession and kill jobs." Chris Redfern stated on November 7, 2012 in a news conference: Says a poll shows that "without a name attached, Democrats are just one point behind" Gov. John Kasich. Sherrod Brown stated on October 16, 2012 in a debate: "There is no war on coal. Period. There are more coal jobs and more coal produced in Ohio than there were five years ago, in spite of the talking points and the yard signs." Betty Sutton stated on October 17, 2012 in a campaign commercial: "Jim Renacci tried to avoid paying taxes on nearly $14 million that he made." Josh Mandel stated on October 2, 2012 in a campaign commercial: Sherrod Brown "failed to pay his own taxes three separate times." Marcia Fudge stated on August 24, 2012 in a news release: "In Cuyahoga County ... 56 percent of weekend voters in 2008 were African American while adult African Americans comprise 28 percent of the county population." Rob Portman stated on September 6, 2012 in a news release: "$16 trillion (the national debt) in $1 bills would cover the entire state of Ohio nearly 1.5 times." Florida Wildlife Federation stated on August 28, 2012 in a billboard message: Claims Ohio Gov. John Kasich says climate change is a problem. Teresa Fedor stated on August 15, 2012 in a news conference: Says Republicans supported legislation on early voting and in-person voting in 2005. John Kasich stated on July 25, 2012 in an announcement at the Ohio State Fair: "Ninety percent of the topsoil has inadequate moisture to grow crops." Bill Weimer stated on June 26, 2012 in a newspaper column: "Fireworks have never been safer, and their use continues to increase each year." Marcy Kaptur stated on May 17, 2012 in an interview with C-SPAN: "The region I represent, both currently and in the future, has more automotive plants than the entire state of California." Bob Gibbs stated on April 18, 2012 in a committee hearing in the House of Representatives: "Water transportation is the most fuel efficient, least polluting, safest, and least expensive means of moving cargo." John Boehner stated on March 28, 2012 in a video address: "The Democrat-controlled Senate, it hasn't passed a budget in more than 1,000 days." Rob Portman stated on April 16, 2012 in a column in Politico: The Buffett Rule "will bring in less than $5 billion per year. ... Enough to pay one week’s interest on the national debt."