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Hook, Line and Sinker Fact Check: ABM Ad Targeting GOP Legislators False; It’s a Dead Fish!

Hook, Line and Sinker Fact Check: ABM Ad Targeting GOP Legislators False; It’s a Dead Fish!

Alliance for A Better Minnesota Action Fund (ABM), a DFL-aligned political fund, released a new television ad targeting Republicans in the Minnesota Legislature.  The ad released by ABM levels numerous charges at Republicans, but many of the claims made in the ad can’t be confirmed with the citations listed, and additional statements about […]

Hook, Line & Sinker Fact Check: Klobuchar Statement About Bills’ Legislative Record Misleading

Hook, Line & Sinker Fact Check: Klobuchar Statement About Bills’ Legislative Record Misleading

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar and Representative Kurt Bills debated on Minnesota Public Radio at the Minnesota State Fair on Thursday. Click here to listen to the debate – it was a feisty.  During one of the more heated-exchanges during the debate, Bills hit Klobuchar on the number of days that […]

UPDATE: Hook, Line & Sinker Fact-Check: Billboard Claiming Minnesota “#1 of in voter fraud” is Misleading

UPDATE: Hook, Line & Sinker Fact-Check: Billboard Claiming Minnesota “#1 of in voter fraud” is Misleading

Last week, I released a fact-check on a billboard from Minnesota Majority which claims Minnesota is “#1 in voter fraud.” Based on the available research, I labeled the claim misleading and I continue to believe the billboard is misleading.  In an e-mail exchange with Dan McGrath of Minnesota Majority, he expressed […]

The Coolest iPhone App for Political Junkies: Super PAC App

The Coolest iPhone App for Political Junkies: Super PAC App

This is the coolest iPhone app for political junkies.  With the Super PAC App you can get information about a political TV advertisement, simply by holding up the phone while watching the ad.   “With the Super PAC App, viewers can find out with ease. While watching a political TV […]

by · August 27, 2012 · 0 comments · Fact-Check, Featured
Hook, Line & Sinker Fact-Check: Billboard Claiming Minnesota “#1 of in voter fraud” is Misleading

Hook, Line & Sinker Fact-Check: Billboard Claiming Minnesota “#1 of in voter fraud” is Misleading

I should disclose at the beginning of this fact-check that I support the constitutional amendment passed by the Minnesota Legislature requiring a voter to produce a government issued photo ID. Recent polling shows that 70 percent of Minnesotans support the photo ID constitutional amendment.  Earlier this year Minnesota Majority, released […]

by · August 21, 2012 · 6 comments · Amendments, Fact-Check, Featured
Coming Tomorrow: Fact-Check of MN Majority’s Billboard Claiming Minnesota is “#1 in Voter Fraud”

Coming Tomorrow: Fact-Check of MN Majority’s Billboard Claiming Minnesota is “#1 in Voter Fraud”

Tomorrow on politics.mn, I will release a fact-check of a billboard by Minnesota Majority claiming Minnesota is “#1 in voter fraud.”  The billboard has generated a lot of publicity over the last few weeks, so check back tomorrow for my fact-check of the advertisement.   

Hook, Line & Sinker Fact-Check: One Bobber For Barnes’ Statement on CAPE PAC Ad

Hook, Line & Sinker Fact-Check: One Bobber For Barnes’ Statement on CAPE PAC Ad

This is my first fact-check on politics.mn. Before you review my fact-check, I should disclose that I worked on Erik Paulsen’s 2008 campaign for Congress and this fact-check focuses on a press release from Brian Barnes, who is running against Congressman Paulsen. On August 18, 2012, Barnes’ campaign issued a press […]

Welcome to Politics.mn’s Fact Check: Hook, Line & Sinker

Welcome to Politics.mn’s Fact Check: Hook, Line & Sinker

Welcome to a new-feature fact-check feature on politics.mn – Hook, Line & Sinker: Keeping the Truth Afloat.  This section of politics.mn will focus on fact-checking political statements and campaign advertisements.   Over the course of my professional career, I have designed and approved thousands of mail pieces and political advertisements. […]

by · August 20, 2012 · 6 comments · Fact-Check, Featured