Fact check on GOP’s jabs over governor candidate Mitchell’s salary

The state Republican Party said in a TV ad last week that Democratic governor candidate Mahlon Mitchell “received a massive raise on the backs of hard-working firefighters and turned the union into his own personal political slush fund.” PolitiFact Wisconsin checks the facts.

Walker is touting ‘record’ spending on schools. Don’t let him fool you.

PolitiFact Wisconsin updates its fact-checking on Scott Walker’s claim that his administration is making a “record investment in schools”. Turns out he makes the comparison without any account for inflation, and once you do that, the seven state budgets prior to Walker taking office spent more on schools than his current budget does.

Fact checking Vukmir’s claim that Baldwin’s voting record lacks patriotism


Is U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin opposed to schools displaying the American flag and having students say the Pledge of Allegiance and sing the national anthem in school? That’s a heavy-hitting claim from state Sen. Leah Vukmir, who hopes to face Baldwin in November. PolitiFact Wisconsin puts Vukmir’s claim through the Truth-O-Meter.

Vukmir’s ‘Pants on Fire’ claim about Pocan proposal to abolish ICE

Would the Wisconsin congressman’s proposal to eliminate ICE really mean no more enforcement of the U.S. borders? No. But that’s the claim by Leah Vukmir, who is running for the U.S. Senate seat held by Wisconsin Democrat Tammy Baldwin. > PolitiFact Wisconsin

Looking to slam Baldwin, Nicholson repeating his erroneous claim that ‘billions of dollars’ were sent to Iran on cargo planes

Kevin Nicholson has been repeatedly claiming that the Iran deal “handed billions of dollars of cash on cargo planes, sent it to a state sponsor of terror, and Tammy Baldwin was one of the first to get on board and support that.” PolitiFact Wisconsin breaks down how Nicholson has it wrong. Especially that bit about billions.

State Dems unveil new anti-Walker website

Wisconsin Democrats have launched a new website to hold Gov. Scott Walker accountable for his record. “Scott Walker is airing a lot of slick TV ads to rewrite history and obscure his record of failure, but the Walker Reality Check project will counter his lies with the truth, ” said DPW Executive Director George Gillis. > Washington Times

Has Scott Walker’s rejection of Medicaid expansion under Obamacare cost Wisconsin $1 billion?

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dana Wachs said in April that Gov. Scott Walker “has turned down $1 billion of Medicaid money over the course of his tenure.” Is Wachs telling the truth? PolitiFact Wisconsin checks the facts and crunches the numbers.