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McConnell Misquotes EPA Administrator

Senate Minority Leader Mitchell McConnell misquoted EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy when he claimed in a floor speech that she conceded the administration’s new climate change plan is “a war on coal.”

No, Asa Didn’t

A Democratic ad in the Arkansas governor’s race falsely accuses GOP nominee Asa Hutchinson of allowing wasteful spending of taxpayer funds for employee bonuses and a lavish “birthday party.”

Distorting Perdue’s Position on Taxes

An outside group is claiming that Georgia Republican Senate candidate David Perdue called tax increases an “unavoidable reality,” but Perdue never made such a statement. Perdue remarked that he wants to increase revenues by growing the economy.

Joe Garcia Not Big on Communism

Rep. Joe Garcia is no advocate for communism, but a Spanish-language TV ad takes a comment from Garcia out of context to make it appear that way.

Pryor’s Prior Partisan Votes

Tom Cotton accuses Sen. Mark Pryor of “toeing the line” for President Obama and the Democratic Party, but Pryor voted against Obama more than any other Senate Democrat.

Pork, Served Two Ways, in Iowa

A TV ad from Rep. Bruce Braley says his Republican opponent in the Iowa Senate race “never wrote one measure to slash spending” as a state senator — implying her record is devoid of any effort to cut spending. But that’s not the case.

Roots Not Related to Ambassador Stevens

Q: Is Charles Roots a cousin of the late U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, and did he write the “true story” about Stevens’ death?
A: No. Roots is not related to Stevens, and he says he is “disgusted” by a story attributed to him about Stevens’ death.

‘Cassidycare?’ Come On!

A Democratic TV ad makes some audaciously false claims about Rep. Bill Cassidy, Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu’s main Republican opponent.

Correcting Kentucky Claim on Coal

An outside group attacking Kentucky Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes is off base with its claim that she has been “silent” as “Obama attacked coal.”