Six things you didn’t know about Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

By Corbin Hiar

New profile sheds light on the background, politics, and priciples of the embattled Wisconsin governor

FACT CHECK: Romney’s ‘magnet’ charge attracts scrutiny

By FactCheck.Org

Republican presidential front-runner referred to a number of U.S. policies as 'magnets' for illegal immigration

FACT CHECK: GOP tackles the 9-9-9 tax plan, immigration in Las Vegas debate

By FactCheck.Org

Western debate between Republican presidential nominees grows feisty

FACT CHECK: Recycled spin at New Hampshire GOP debate

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The Republican presidential candidates reused more than a few false claims during the roundtable discussion

FACT CHECK: Gov. Christie leaves out the truth behind his tax cuts

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N.J. Gov. Chris Christie drastically reduced his state's budget deficit, but slashed homeowner benefits to do so

FACT CHECK: Did Romney’s health care law kill jobs?

By FactCheck.Org

Perry campaign using statistics from a unverifiable conservative think tank, and using them often

FACT CHECK: Perry slams Obama presidency with inaccurate ad

By FactCheck.Org

Select statements from Texas Gov. Rick Perry's ad are shaky, while others are entirely false

FACT CHECK: An antidote for Bachmann’s anecdote

By FactCheck.Org

Republican's story of HPV vaccine leading to mental retardation is backed up by no scientific evidence, medical precedent

FACT CHECK: Bachmann, Perry butt heads on STD vaccine

By FactCheck.Org

Republican candidates disagree on a wide range of topics: STD vaccines to Social Security

FACT CHECK: Spinning job growth

By FactCheck.Org

Using numbers to their advantage, Romney, Perry and Huntsman each hoped to shadow the other with inaccurate statistics

FACT CHECK: Did Perry double Texas budget?

By FactCheck.Org

Super PAC singles out Perry for 'doubling' Texas' budget in ad, but doesn't have all the facts

Romney corrals hundreds of fundraisers to dial-for-dollars from Las Vegas

By Peter H. Stone

Fundraisers for Mitt Romney hope to raise up to $3 million in a one-day money marathon

Fiesta Bowl accused of reimbursing execs for campaign contributions

By Laurel Adams

Allegations that Fiesta Bowl execs violated campaign finance laws by reimbursing contributions

The final countdown

By Josh Israel and Aaron Mehta

If the story of this election is the rise of outside spending, the lesson we at You Report Election 2010 learned is that following the money

Text messages, Google ads target Virginia Democrats

By Aaron Mehta and Simona Raetz

Not all independent expenditures come in the form of a slick television ad. Two small independent groups are using relatively inexpensive ce

Club for Growth says “enough” of Arizona Democrat

By Josh Israel and Aaron Mehta

While much attention has focused on attack ads aired by the new, well-funded 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6) groups in this election, other big inde

American Action Network goes shirtless to slam Oregon Democrat

By Aaron Mehta and Josh Israel

A reader in Portland, Ore. alerted us to a new American Action Network ad that accuses freshman Democratic Rep. Kurt Schrader of stripping t

American Crossroads robocalls tell Washington voters to back Rossi

By Aaron Mehta and Josh Israel

A Skamokawa, Wash., reader alerted us to a statewide robocall by American Crossroads, a conservative group flush with cash that opposes the

Michigan PAC robocalls blast Democrat

By Josh Israel and Aaron Mehta

While much of our focus has been independent groups with millions of dollars to invest in campaign ads, today we note a relatively cheap “ro

Futuristic Citizens Against Government Waste ad warns against unchecked debt

By Josh Israel and Aaron Mehta

More than 20 years ago, a Ridley Scott-directed ad warned of possible “Deficit Trials” in 2017. The controversial spot, paid for by W.R. Gr

Iowa TV station won't air "Pull the Plug on Grandma" ad attacking Sen. Grassley

By Josh Israel and Aaron Mehta

A Des Moines TV station is refusing to air an attack ad against Republican Sen. Charles Grassley created by two liberal groups unless they c

Crossroads GPS ad attacks Harry Reid, and attack ads

By Josh Israel and Aaron Mehta

Crossroads Grassroots Political Strategies (GPS), a conservative group that has poured millions of dollars into attack ads, is airing a new

Americans for Prosperity blasts Ohio Democrat’s climate change vote

By Josh Israel and Aaron Mehta

Americans for Prosperity, a conservative group with links to the billionaire co-owner of industrial giant Koch Industries, has launched an a

American Action Network likens Virginia Democrat to heavy backpack

By Aaron Mehta

The Republican-affiliated American Action Network has unleashed a 30-second ad against freshman Democratic Rep. Gerry Connolly, who represen

Conservative group does not want to dance with Rep. John Hall

By Josh Israel and Aaron Mehta

A reader in Harriman, N.Y. alerted us to a conservative independent group’s new TV ad urging the defeat of former pop musician and second-te

Washington ad urges voters to get Murray off your back

By Aaron Mehta and Josh Israel

A second Republican-allied group has unleashed an attack ad targeting Democratic Sen. Patty Murray of Washington. The new ad criticizes Mur

Campaign MoneyWatch takes aim at Ken Buck’s loaded history

By Aaron Mehta and Josh Israel

It must be Ken Buck week here at You Report central. A reader in Colorado followed up yesterday’s post about an education group’s attack ad

Teachers' union spends big bucks to defeat Buck

By Josh Israel and Aaron Mehta

A reader in Denver alerted us to an ad that went up yesterday in Colorado by the NEA Advocacy Fund, blasting Republican Senate candidate Ken