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WARNING: Fact Checking Can Lead to Exposing Dishonest Campaign Ads

Posted: October 8, 2012 at 10:30 am   /   by



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Making Misleading Claims About Your Opponent Is Hazardous to Voters’ Impressions of the Honesty of Your Campaign.

“ABC15 determined that claim to be MISLEADING.”
—”FACT CHECK,” ABC 10/07/12

Carmona’s claim:
Says “career-politician” Jeff Flake voted “repeatedly” to cut veterans’ benefits, health care, and job training.

The truth:
Jeff Flake has a long record of supporting veterans, including more than 80 pieces of standalone legislation and many more amendments. Carmona’s false claim is based on four votes on bills that were about much more than just veterans’ issues.

Hardly a “career politician,” Jeff Flake has fought against earmarks and waste, even when it meant going against people in his own party. He has a long record of standing up for our servicemen and women from Arizona and around the nation.

Christopher Cook

Christopher Cook

Managing Editor at Western Free Press
Christopher Cook is a writer, editor, and political commentator. He is the president of Castleraine, Inc., a consulting firm providing a diverse array of services to corporate, public policy, and not-for-profit clients.

Ardently devoted to the cause of human freedom, he has worked at the confluence of politics, activism, and public policy for more than a decade. He co-wrote a ten-part series of video shorts on economics, and has film credits as a researcher on 11 political documentaries, including Citizens United's notorious film on Hillary Clinton that became the subject of a landmark Supreme Court decision. He is the founder of several activist endeavors, including (now a part of Western Free Press) and He is currently the managing editor of and principal contributor to
Christopher Cook

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WARNING: Fact Checking Can Lead to Exposing Dishonest Campaign Ads