PolitiFact analysis of 2013 Senate and Gubernatorial races
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from PolitiFact fact-checking of 2013 Senate and Gubernatorial candidates (number of quotes indicated):
- Barack Obama (2) Democratic President (elected 2008)
- Barbara Buono (4) New Jersey Democratic Challenger
- Chris Christie (2) New Jersey Republican Governor
- Jeb Bush (1) Florida Republican Governor
- Ken Cuccinelli (5) Virginia Republican Challenger
- Marco Rubio (1) Republican Senator (FL)
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TRUE – The statement is accurate and there's nothing significant missing.
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HALF TRUE – The statement is partially accurate but leaves out important details or takes things out of context.
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| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy|
Barbara Buono: My budget work speaks for itself, including $11B deficit.
Energy & Oil|
Ken Cuccinelli: Opposes tailpipe emission rules for CO2 reductions.
Ken Cuccinelli: Kill rats around Occupy DC camps; don't move them to VA.
Ken Cuccinelli: EPA should stand for "the Employment Prevention Agency".
Barack Obama: FactCheck: 7M new Medicaid includes woodwork & normal churn.
Barack Obama: Lie of the Year: 'If you like your plan, you can keep it'.
Barbara Buono: NJ has lost half our pharmaceutical jobs.
Barbara Buono: Keep collective bargaining for health benefits.
Ken Cuccinelli: Challenged & won on Constitutionality of ObamaCare's mandate.
Ken Cuccinelli: ObamaCare has 6 years of costs vs. 10 years of tax revenue.
Marco Rubio: FactCheck: No MarcoPhones, and no executive DREAMers either.
Jeb Bush: FactCheck: Yes, immigrants are more fertile.
Chris Christie: I inherited 119,000 private-sector jobs lost.
Barbara Buono: N.J. unemployment worse than US average & surrounding states.
Chris Christie: 2012: Across-the-board tax cut; 2013: exclude over $400K.
The above quotations are from PolitiFact analysis of 2013 Senate and Gubernatorial races.
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