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Democrat from Wisconsin

  Peter Barca, a Kenosha native and Democrat, has served two stints in the state Assembly. He was first elected in 1984 before resigning after winning a U.S. House seat in 1993. He served one term in Congress, losing re-election to Mark Neumann. Barca served in various governmental and private-sector posts before winning election to the Assembly in 2008. He was elected Minority Leader of the Assembly Democrats in 2011.  

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In Context: Attacks on new Wisconsin Assembly Democratic leader

Providing more insight into 2011 incidents that GOP cries are 'war on women'

Fact-checking the Wisconsin state budget

Here's how statements about the proposed state budget have fared on our Truth-O-Meter.


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Dueling TV ads take on Scott Walker's position on abortion

An group supporting abortion rights injected abortion into the Wisconsin governor’s race less than a month before election day. And Gov. Scott Walker responded the same day with a TV ad of his own.

-- Walker, Burke promises of 2014

-- Scoring Walker’s progress on promises



The Truth-O-Meter and the 2013-15 state budget

Gov. Scott Walker has said he will sign the 2013-15 state budget into law on June 30, 2013.

The two-year tax-and-spending plan takes effect the next day.

We’ve covered the budget terrain with a number of Truth-O-Meter items.

Here’s a roundup of claims on school vouchers, bail bonds, tax cuts and more.

Rounding up claims from the 2013 State of the State

During his 2013 State of the State speech, Republican Gov. Scott Walker made a few familiar claims. So did Democratic leaders in response.

Here’s a look at how those past statements fared when we first looked at them.