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2014 Campaign Whoppers

No shortage of tall tales in the midterm elections, from both parties.

Scandalous Ad in New Hampshire Race

A conservative group accuses Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in a TV ad of “profiting from her votes in Congress.” But the scandal is how the group distorts the facts.

‘Skyrocketing’ Premiums

Several ads make the misleading claim that premiums and health care costs are “skyrocketing” under the Affordable Care Act. Overall, both are growing at historically low rates. Some who buy their own insurance will pay more, but others will pay less.

How Not To Use a Survey

Republicans cite a new survey to claim health insurance premiums are up 90 percent in New Hampshire because of the Affordable Care Act. But that figure is based on just one insurance broker in the state.

Senate Majority PAC

A Democratic super PAC created to “protect and expand the Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate.”

Senate Majority PAC Not Telling Whole Story

A Democratic ad says former Sen. Scott Brown “delivered” for “big banks” in the Senate, citing two legislative changes he sought that benefited the industry. But the ad lacks important context.