Misleading Attacks on Former Governor Romney

Romney made “over a hundred million dollars” by shutting down a paper products factory in Marion, IN.

Claim: Romney made “over a hundred million dollars” by shutting down a paper products factory in Marion, IN. Ad(s): Stage Sponsor(s): Priorities USA Action Air Dates: June 28 -Nov. 6 Total Estimated Spending On This Claim: $10,890,503 States: CO, FL, IA, NV, OH, PA, VA, WI Markets: Colorado Springs, Denver, Grand Junction, Orlando, Tampa, West […]

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Romney wants to “cut college aid for middle class families…”

Claim: Romney wants to “cut college aid for middle class families…” Ad(s): “Stick” / “Take Away” Sponsor(s): Priorities USA Action Air Dates: October 6 – 30 Total Estimated Spending On This Claim: $975,067 ($3,900,269 Total) States: CO, FL, IA, OH, VA, WI Markets:   Colorado Springs, Denver, Orlando, West Palm Beach, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Des […]

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Romney wants to “slash K-12 funding…”

Claim: Romney wants to “slash K-12 funding…” Ad(s): “Stick” / “Take Away” Sponsor(s): Priorities USA Action Air Dates: October 6 – 30 Total Estimated Spending On This Claim: $975,067 ($3,900,269 Total) States: CO, FL, IA, OH, VA, WI Markets:   CO- Colorado Springs, Denver; FL – Orlando, West Palm Beach; IA – Cedar Rapids, Davenport, […]

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Romney wants to make all these education based cuts “to pay for a $250,000 tax break for multi-millionaires.”

Claim: Romney wants to make all these education based cuts “to pay for a $250,000 tax break for multi-millionaires.” Ad(s): “Stick” / “Take Away” Sponsor(s): Priorities USA Action Air Dates: October 6 – 30 Total Estimated Spending On This Claim: $975,067 ($3,900,269 Total) States: CO, FL, IA, OH, VA, WI Markets:   CO- Colorado Springs, […]

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Romney wants to “take away early childhood education…”

Claim: Romney wants to “take away early childhood education…” Ad(s): “Stick” / “Take Away” Sponsor(s): Priorities USA Action Air Dates: October 6 – 30 Total Estimated Spending On This Claim: $975,067 ($3,900,269 Total) States: CO, FL, IA, OH, VA, WI Markets:   CO- Colorado Springs, Denver; FL – Orlando, West Palm Beach; IA – Cedar […]

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The Republican budget (proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan) would “essentially end Medicare, costing seniors $6,000 more a year.”

Claim:  “The Republican budget (proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan) would “essentially end Medicare, costing seniors $6,000 more a year.” Ad(s):  “No Way,” “Lifeline,” “Affordable,” “Critical,” “Jimmie and Dexter,” “A Few,” “Backwards,” “No” Sponsor(s): Patriot Majority USA Total Estimated Spending On This Claim:     FactCheck.org’s Summary: “Democrats are still hammering an old, and since replaced, […]

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“When Mitt Romney and Bain closed the plant […] my family lost their healthcare.”

Claim:  “When Mitt Romney and Bain closed the plant […] my family lost their healthcare. And a short time after that, my wife became ill […] and she passed away…” Ad(s):  “Understands” Sponsor(s):  Priorities USA Action Air date(s): August 14 Total Estimated Spending On This Claim:  $1,096 ($2,193 Total) Market: Cleveland FactCheck.org Summary:  A grieving […]

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“Mitt Romney and Bain Capital made millions for themselves and then closed this steel plant.” (text on-screen)

Claim:  “Mitt Romney and Bain Capital made millions for themselves and then closed this steel plant.” (text on-screen) Ad(s):  “Understands” Sponsor(s):  Priorities USA Action Air Date(s): August 14 Total Estimated Spending On This Claim: $1,096 ($2,193 Total) Market: Cleveland Washington Post The Fact Checker Summary:  “After Bain made its investment, and the company issued new […]

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Romney had the 2002 Winter Olympic uniforms manufactured in Burma.

Claim:  Romney had the 2002 Winter Olympic uniforms manufactured in Burma. Ad(s):  “Romney’s Gold” Sponsor(s):  Priorities USA Action Air Dates:  Released July 25, pulled July 26 Total Estimated Spending On This Claim:  Unknown (ad pulled)   Politifact Summary:  “We found that the Olympics use many different uniforms. One type of uniforms used at the winter […]

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