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Iowans are bombarded with political claims on TV, radio or in the mail. The Gazette’s Fact Checker team hashes out some of those claims in our podcast. We argue a little, laugh a lot and eventually settle on a grade.
The Fact Checker is going to check a statement from Iowa GOP Chair Jeff Kaufmann about whether Sen. Kevin Kinney, an Oxford Democrat, voted in “lock step with liberal progressives.” Kinney has been endorsed by retiring Republican Rep. Jarad Klein.
In a campaign email last week as the U.S. Senate prepared to vote on legislation that would codify Roe v. Wade into law, Sen. Chuck Grassley’s team claimed Democratic challenger Abby Finkenauer supports abortion “from conception to birth.” But Republican talking points may be misconstruing Democrats’ stance.
Gov. Kim Reynolds distributed a flier in Marion to promote private school scholarships. The Fact Checker is looking at claims about education spending and academic performance in other states that have implemented private school scholarships.