Misleading Attacks on Former Speaker Gingrich

“Gingrich … co-sponsored a bill that gave $60 million a year to a U.N. program supporting China’s brutal ‘One Child’ policy.”

Claim: “Gingrich not only teamed up with Nancy Pelosi on global warming, but together they co-sponsored a bill that gave $60 million a year to a U.N. program supporting China’s brutal ‘One Child’ policy.” Ad(s):  Desperate, Risk, Baggage Sponsor(s): Restore Our Future Air Dates: Dec. 19, 2011 – Mar. 13, 2012 Total Estimated Spending On […]

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“Gingrich took $1.6 million dollars from Freddie Mac just before it helped cause the economic meltdown”

Claim: “Gingrich took $1.6 million dollars from Freddie Mac just before it helped cause the economic meltdown” Ad(s): Smiling, Smiling (Plan), Desperate, Baggage Sponsor(s): Restore Our Future Air Dates: Dec. 9, 2011 – Feb. 29, 2012 Total Estimated Spending On This Claim: $2,612,610 Markets: Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Des Moines, Rochester (MN), Sioux City, Augusta, Charleston […]

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“While Newt was speaker, earmarks exploded.”

Claim: “While Newt was speaker, earmarks exploded.” Ad(s): Risk Sponsor(s): Restore Our Future Air Dates: Jan. 24 – Mar. 13, 2012 Total Estimated Spending On This Claim: $909,936 Markets: Dothan, Ft. Meyers, Jacksonville, Panama City, Tallahassee, Tampa, Gainesville, Miami, Mobile, Orlando, West Palm Beach, Cincinnati, Columbus (OH), Dayton, Toledo, Wheeling-Steubenville, Youngstown, Zanesville, Lima, Albany (GA), […]

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“Freddie Mac helped cause the economic collapse, but Gingrich cashed in.”

Claim: “Freddie Mac helped cause the economic collapse, but Gingrich cashed in. Freddie Mac paid Newt $30,000 an hour, $1.6 million.” Ad(s):  Baggage Sponsor(s): Restore Our Future Air Dates: Dec. 19, 2011 – Jan. 31, 2012 Total Estimated Spending On This Claim: $565,787 Markets: Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Des Moines, Rochester (MN), Sioux City, Augusta, Charleston […]

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“As speaker, Gingrich supported tax payer funding of some abortions”

Claim: “As speaker, Gingrich supported tax payer funding of some abortions” Ad(s): Smiling 60 Sponsor(s): Restore Our Future Air Dates: Dec. 9 – 23, 2011 Total Estimated Spending On This Claim: $294,188 Markets: Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Rochester (MN), Sioux City, Des Moines FactCheck.org’s Summary: “In 1995, Gingrich supported federal dollars being used for abortions for […]

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“Newt was fined $300,000 for ethics violations”

Claim:  “Newt was fined $300,000 for ethics violations” Ad(s): Desperate, Smiling (Plan), Smiling, Too Much, Baggage Sponsor(s): Restore Our Future Air Dates:  Dec. 9, 2011 – Feb. 29, 2012 Total Estimated Spending On This Claim: $1,196,569 Markets: Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Des Moines, Rochester (MN), Sioux City, Augusta, Charleston (SC), Columbia (SC), Greenville (SC), Myrtle Beach, […]

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