An exaggerated claim
"When I was U.S. Attorney we wound up putting 10 percent of the state Legislature in jail during my seven years."
— Politifact New Jersey on Monday, June 11th, 2012
Better recheck that record
"There is no record of congresswoman Betty Sutton ... ever holding a single in-person town hall meeting open to the general public."
— Politifact Ohio on Thursday, June 7th, 2012
Receptionist arrested, convicted
"No one on my staff has ever been charged with a crime."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, June 1st, 2012
Still need federal review
Says new figures he released showing Wisconsin job gains for 2011 are "the final job numbers."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, May 24th, 2012
Early release unusual, but standard counting method used
Says Gov. Scott Walker is "cooking the books" by releasing numbers "he just dreamed up" that show Wisconsin gained jobs in 2011.
Not even one month
Says when he was governor, Wisconsin cut unemployment to 2.1 percent and the state’s unemployment rate was "the lowest in the country for 40 consecutive months."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Monday, March 26th, 2012
It was the high end of a temporary projection that didn't materialize
Mitt Romney "left Massachusetts $1 billion in debt."
— Politifact National on Friday, March 2nd, 2012
By this rationale, all of Congress could be in trouble
Says Ohio Rep. Marcy Kaptur "actually lives" in "a fancy condo in the Washington, D.C. suburbs."
— Politifact Ohio on Friday, March 2nd, 2012
Simple math = bad math
Says 21,000 Wisconsin residents got jobs in 2011, but "18,000 of them" were in other states.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Sunday, February 26th, 2012
Better to stick to the script
"For the first time since 1990, American manufacturers are creating new jobs."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012
Most stats put the states neck and neck
Maryland is "creating jobs at 2 ½ times the rate that Virginia is."
— Politifact Virginia on Monday, February 13th, 2012
Cut many, but raised some, too
Says that as Wisconsin governor he "never raised taxes."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, February 10th, 2012
Two during his tenure, two after he was gone
"When I was speaker, we had four consecutive balanced budgets."
— Politifact National on Monday, January 23rd, 2012
Jobs are up
Since Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker took office, "we are losing jobs at rates not seen in decades."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, December 14th, 2011
Not so different from other Democrats after all
I differed with my party on business legislation, on consumer protection, and on free trade agreements.
— Politifact Oregon on Saturday, December 10th, 2011
One man and a domain registration does not a recall make
Says recall organizers "started their website last November" and began work on their effort before he even took office.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, December 8th, 2011
"In the Works" does not equal "done"
"I made a bunch of these promises during the campaign. ... We've got about 60 percent done in three years."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, November 1st, 2011
Bottom line increased 45 percent
Takes credit for "reining in" state spending when he was governor.
— Politifact Virginia on Monday, September 12th, 2011
More people are working both regions
Under Gov. Bob McDonnell, more jobs have been lost than created in Southside and Southwest Virginia.
— Politifact Virginia on Saturday, May 28th, 2011
Unemployment fell -- but not that far
During his time as House speaker, "unemployment came down from 5.6 percent to under 4 (percent)."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, May 11th, 2011