Latest Half-True Fact-checks in Message Machine 2010 Rob Portman stated on September 13, 2010 in a campaign video: "Under Lee Fisher Ohio has lost nearly 400,000 jobs." Republican Governors Association stated on September 14, 2010 in a television ad: Roy Barnes "made Georgia dead last in education" and Georgia "led the nation in job losses." Russ Feingold stated on September 13, 2010 in a campaign TV ad: Says Ron Johnson’s company got government loans and a grant to help expand his business John Kasich stated on August 22, 2010 in a television campaign ad: "You can’t raise taxes in Ohio. We are one of the highest taxed states in the country." Republican Governors Association stated on August 17, 2010 in a TV commercial: Roy Barnes is like Barack Obama because they're both doing a lot of apologizing. Citizens for a Progressive Wisconsin stated on September 10, 2010 in campaign literature distributed by an outside group: "While many of his colleagues turned down a $2,500 pay raise ... (Jeff) Plale pocketed the extra money." National Taxpayers Union stated on September 2, 2010 in a television commercial: Proposed tax changes are a "handout" to BP. Lee Fisher stated on September 7, 2010 in a campaign commercial: "On (Rob Portman's) watch as Bush's trade czar, our deficit with China exploded" and "as Bush's budget chief, Portman oversaw a spending spree that doubled the deficit." Michael Bennet stated on August 25, 2010 in a campaign ad: "Buck wants to privatize Social Security." Loranne Ausley stated on August 12, 2010 in a web ad.: "(Jeff) Atwater's bank was so weak that just a few months ago it was shut down by the FDIC." National Republican Congressional Committee stated on August 10, 2010 in a recorded message: U.S. Rep. Jim Marshall (D-Ga.) refuses to return $37,000 in "dirty" campaign contributions from U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) AFSCME stated on August 9, 2010 in a television election ad: "Jim Renacci supports a national sales tax of 23 percent." John McCain stated on July 29, 2010 in a campaign commercial: "The border security plan of Sens. McCain and Kyl called for 3,000 additional troops to keep us safe. President Obama says he'll send 524." Sharron Angle stated on July 21, 2010 in a campaign ad: "Harry Reid says he does more for Nevada. He's done more for unemployment. We were at 4.4 percent. Now we're at 14 percent. He's done more for the foreclosure rate. We have the highest foreclosure rate in the nation. He's done more for bankruptcy. We have the highest bankruptcy rate in the nation." Dave Aronberg stated on July 26, 2010 in a mailer: Dave Aronberg "was the first to demand that BP create a billion-dollar fund to pay for the devastation." Mark Dayton stated on July 14, 2010 in a campaign ad: "Tim Pawlenty has cut education funding in Minnesota. Classrooms are overcrowded. Districts have gone to four-day school weeks." Americans for Job Security stated on July 9, 2010 in an issue advocacy ad: "Jane Norton supported the largest tax hike in Colorado history." Americans for Job Security stated on July 9, 2010 in a television ad: The "state bureaucracy" Jane Norton managed "grew by $43 million in just three years." Susana Martinez stated on July 22, 2010 in a campaign commercial: In New Mexico, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Diane Denish "spent federal stimulus funds on campaign Christmas cards." Nathan Deal stated on July 6, 2010 in a TV campaign commercial: "Illegal aliens are costing Georgia taxpayers over a billion dollars every year." Mark Kirk stated on June 30, 2010 in a campaign video: "At his father's bank, Alexi made tens of millions in risky loans to convicted mobsters. Then, the bank collapsed." Florida Conservation Alliance stated on June 19, 2010 in a television commercial: "Sen. George LeMieux voted to let oil companies off the hook and overturn pollution rules." Americans United for Change stated on June 11, 2010 in a TV commercial: "Every day, oil continues to pour into the Gulf of Mexico. ... Even with disaster on our coast..., Richard Burr voted to let big oil off the hook." Harry Reid stated on June 12, 2010 in a campaign commercial: "Sharron Angle wants to wipe out Social Security." Harry Reid stated on June 12, 2010 in a political ad: Sharron Angle supported "a Scientology plan to give massages to prisoners." Roy Barnes stated on May 21, 2010 in a campaign commercial: When Roy Barnes was governor, "Georgia created 235,000 jobs." John Oxendine stated on June 3, 2010 in in a video on his Web site. : "We have SAT scores lower than that of Alabama." Steve Poizner stated on June 1, 2010 in an online campaign commercial : As the CEO of eBay, "Whitman started a separate division that only sells porn." Dale Peterson stated on May 25, 2010 in a campaign commercial: Says his opponent Dorman Grace brags on his Facebook page about receiving illegal campaign contributions. Rick Perry stated on May 3, 2010 in a Web video: "Bill White used D.C. connections from his job in the Clinton administration to form a company that did business in the Middle East and defaulted on a $60 million loan."