Misleading Attacks in Non-Presidential Races

“Tammy Baldwin called ‘terrorists who attacked Israel innocent victims.'” (WI Senate Race)

Claim: “Tammy Baldwin called ‘terrorists who attacked Israel innocent victims.’” (WI Senate Race) Ad(s): “Tammy Baldwin’s Extremism” Sponsor(s): The Emergency Committee for Israel Air Dates:  10/11-pres. Total Estimated Spending On This Claim:  $72,130 States: WI Markets: Green Bay, La Crosse, Milwaukee Stations:  WBAY, WFRV, WGBA, WLUK, WEAU, WDJT, WISN, WITI, WTMJ   FactCheck.org  Summary: “Baldwin […]

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“Baldwin ‘even attacked the NYPD for monitoring Islamic extremists.'” (WI Senate Race)

Claim:  “Baldwin ‘even attacked the NYPD for monitoring Islamic extremists.’”  (WI Senate Race) Ad(s): “Tammy Baldwin’s Extremism” Sponsor(s): The Emergency Committee for Israel Air Dates:  10/11-pres. Total Estimated Spending On This Claim: $72,130 States: WI Markets:  Green Bay, La Crosse, Milwaukee Stations:  WBAY, WFRV, WGBA, WLUK, WEAU, WDJT, WISN, WITI, WTMJ   FactCheck.org Summary: “The […]

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“Baldwin ‘accused Israel of war crimes.'” (WI Senate Race)

Claim: “Baldwin ‘accused Israel of war crimes.’” (WI Senate Race) Ad(s): “Tammy Baldwin’s Extremism” Sponsor(s): The Emergency Committee for Israel Air Dates:   10/11-pres. Total Estimated Spending On This Claim:   $72,130 States: WI Markets: Green Bay, La Crosse, Milwaukee Stations:   WBAY, WFRV, WGBA, WLUK, WEAU, WDJT, WISN, WITI, WTMJ   FactCheck.org Summary: “In […]

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“Gill supports huge tax hikes even for the middle class.” (IL US House)

Claim: “Gill supports huge tax hikes even for the middle class.” Ad(s): “Out There” Sponsor(s): National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) Air Dates: Sept. 21-Oct. 9 Total Estimated Spending On This Claim: $22,175 Markets:   Champaign, IL Stations:   WAND, WCCU, WCIA, WICD FactCheck.org Summary: “It’s true – as Gill noted during the 2004 debate – […]

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“Gill calls it ‘foolishness’ to balance the federal budget every year.” (IL US House)

Claim: “Gill calls it ‘foolishness’ to balance the federal budget every year.” Ad(s): “Out There” Sponsor(s): National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) Air Dates: Sept. 21-pres. Total Estimated Spending On This Claim: $22,175 Markets:   Champaign, IL Stations:   WAND, WCCU, WCIA, WICD FactCheck.org Summary: “The NRCC claims Gill called it ‘foolishness’ to balance the federal […]

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“David Gill would vote to keep the health care law that would gut $716 billion from Medicare.” (IL US House)

Claim: “David Gill would vote to keep the health care law that would gut $716 billion from Medicare.” Ad(s): “Out There” Sponsor(s): National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) Air Dates: Sept. 21-pres. Total Estimated Spending On This Claim: $22,175 Markets:   Champaign, IL Stations:   WAND, WCCU, WCIA, WICD FactCheck.org Summary: “The Affordable Care Act calls […]

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David Gill supports “eliminating Medicare entirely.” (IL US House)

Claim: David Gill supports “eliminating Medicare entirely.” (Out There) “Medicare would no longer exist.”  (Exist) Ad(s): “Out There”,  “Exist” (“Gill Supports Keeping New Healthcare Law”) Sponsor(s): National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) Air Dates: “Out There”: Sept. 21-Present/”Exist”: Sept. 10-Sept. 21 Total Estimated Spending On This Claim: $95,795 Markets:  Champaign, IL Stations:  WAND, WCCU, WCIA, WICD […]

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Nelson “cast the deciding vote for Obamacare.” (FL US Senate)

Claim:  Nelson “cast the deciding vote for Obamacare.” Ad(s):  Where (IPAB) Sponsor(s):  American Crossroads Air Dates:  9/25-present Total Estimated Spending On This Claim:  $192,180 Race:     Florida U.S. Senate Markets:  Ft. Meyers, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, West Palm Beach Stations:  WBBH, WFTX, WINK, WZVN, WAWS, WJXT, WTEV, WTLV, WFOR, WPLG, WSVN, WTVJ, WESH, WFTV, […]

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The healthcare law is “cutting Medicare spending by $700 billion.” (FL US Senate)

Claim: “The healthcare law is “cutting Medicare spending by $700 billion.”   Ad(s):  Where (IPAB) Sponsor(s):  American Crossroads Air Dates:  9/25-present Total Estimated Spending On This Claim:  $192,180 Race:     Florida U.S. Senate Markets:  Ft. Meyers, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, West Palm Beach Stations:  WBBH, WFTX, WINK, WZVN, WAWS, WJXT, WTEV, WTLV, WFOR, WPLG, […]

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