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Indy Fact Check: NRCC ad that states Horsford worked with firm that lobbied for S. Sudan needs more context

September 21st, 2018 - 2:00am
With polls and prognosticators giving Democratic candidate Steven Horsford an edge in the race in Nevada’s 4th Congressional District, the National Republican Campaign Committee has sought to impugn Horsford by highlighting his career since his 2014 congressional defeat.

Indy Fact Check: Claims of lower electric rates from energy choice backers need significant context

Reid Gardner Generating Station is removed from the electric grid
August 19th, 2018 - 2:05am
With a seemingly unending barrage of days with triple-digit heat and air conditioning running nonstop, it isn’t hard to imagine most southern Nevadans looking at their monthly power bill and wishing the cost was a bit lower.

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Indy Fact Check: Rooftop solar would change, but likely not be eliminated, if energy choice ballot question passes

August 8th, 2018 - 2:00am
The Coalition to Defeat Question 3 (which has been almost entirely funded by the state’s incumbent utility, NV Energy) has seized the politically popular issue of rooftop solar as a possible casualty if the ballot measure were to pass in 2018.

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Indy Fact Check: Ads claiming Giunchigliani paid husband hundreds of thousands of dollars require significant clarification

June 10th, 2018 - 2:10am
Accusations of putting a family member on her campaign payroll have dogged Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Chris Giunchigliani during the last few months of the primary campaign.

Indy Fact Check: Ad blurs facts behind Chris G.'s vote to increase her salary as a legislator

May 28th, 2018 - 2:05am
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris Giunchigliani’s votes from 17 years ago to increase state legislators’ pay is coming back to haunt her in the form of attack ads from her primary opponent, Steve Sisolak.

Indy Fact Check: Giunchigliani ad on Red Rock development, donations to Sisolak needs significant context

May 21st, 2018 - 2:00am
A contentious vote on a planned development near Red Rock National Conservation Area has become the latest attack point in the intense Democratic gubernatorial primary.

Indy Fact Check: Sisolak was silent on gun background check ballot question, but supported concept in 2013

March 2nd, 2018 - 2:15am
The recent mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, FL, has again thrust the issue of gun control into the political sphere — and become a campaign issue in Nevada’s gubernatorial race.

Indy Fact Check: Did Danny Tarkanian take $700,000 from a children's charity?

February 10th, 2018 - 2:00am
Danny Tarkanian’s past financial woes have served as tasty campaign fodder for opponents in several of his unsuccessful bids for office, and the attacks are continuing in his longshot effort to knock off Sen. Dean Heller in the 2018 Republican primary.

Indy Fact Check: Conflicting comments make it hard to pin down how Heller would vote on DACA fix

January 27th, 2018 - 10:56am
Republican Sen. Dean Heller’s position on immigration has again drawn national and local attention as the timeline for Congress to renew a major deportation protection program is slowly ticking down.

Indy Fact Check: Araujo misses mark claiming Cegavske gave 'private' info to Trump voter fraud panel

January 6th, 2018 - 2:05am
Donald Trump’s decision to shutter a contentious voter fraud panel has turned into campaign fodder for the Democratic lawmaker hoping to replace Republican Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske.

Indy Fact Check: Rosen's criticism of GOP tax bill largely rings true

December 21st, 2017 - 2:05am
Even as congressional Republicans made good on their promise to deliver a massive tax overhaul bill to President Donald Trump this week, it’s assuredly not the last time Nevadans will hear about the bill.

Indy Fact Check: Heller overly rosy on some numbers, but generally hits mark on tax bill rhetoric

December 17th, 2017 - 2:00am
Facing a contentious primary and tough path to reelection, Republican Sen. Dean Heller has put most of his chips in on the Republican-backed effort to overhaul the tax code.

Indy Fact Check: Republican ad saying Kihuen voted to kill kids' health insurance program lacks context

November 16th, 2017 - 2:00am
The group is paying for a two-week video ad campaign on Facebook that starts out by saying “Ruben Kihuen voted to kill the Children’s Health Insurance Program.” The ad, which NRCC says is backed by four figures of funding, is almost identical to ones running against other Democrats in swing districts such as Florida’s Charlie Crist.

Indy Fact Check: Rosen's vote against Republican-led budget doesn't clearly equal vote against tax cuts

October 28th, 2017 - 2:30am
Republican Sen. Dean Heller — widely considered one of the most vulnerable Senators up for re-election — took the offensive this week in targeting his likely Democratic opponent, Rep. Jacky Rosen, for her vote against a major budget resolution that promises to pave the way for Republican-led efforts to overhaul the tax code.

Indy Fact Check: Rosen says Heller opposes DREAM Act, but senator's moderate views leave no clear-cut answer

September 27th, 2017 - 2:00am
To hear Democratic congresswoman Jacky Rosen tell it, her likely opponent in the 2018 Senate race is essentially a carbon-copy of Republican immigration hardliners.

Indy Fact Check: Super PAC ad accurately describes gubernatorial candidate Dan Schwartz's 'alternative budget'

September 9th, 2017 - 2:30am
Pugnacious and combative, Treasurer and gubernatorial candidate Dan Schwartz has never been one to back down from challenging the state’s political orthodoxy.

Indy Fact Check: Attacks on Rep. Jacky Rosen over veterans, Pelosi missing crucial context

August 16th, 2017 - 2:10am
The Rosen ad — which is being displayed on two billboards in Reno near Veterans of Foreign Wars posts — shows a picture of Rosen next to Pelosi and says: “Jacky Rosen’s record: Voted against Nevada Veterans. Stands with Nancy Pelosi. Our veterans deserve better.”

Indy Fact Check: Gist of Democratic ad targeting Heller on health care is accurate, though number isn't

August 16th, 2017 - 2:05am
A mobile video billboard near the Las Vegas Strip shows Heller smiling and laughing at a White House lunch with his fellow senators while the president cajoled Heller over his position on Senate Republicans’ efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). A stationary billboard will display a static version of the same message.

Indy Fact Check: Heller and Trump at odds, but tough to describe senator as "Never Trump"

August 12th, 2017 - 2:00am
Listen to any interview involving U.S. Senate candidate Danny Tarkanian, and you’re bound to hear a certain adjective used to describe incumbent Sen. Dean Heller — “Never-Trump”.

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