Campaign mailers from the 2014 election.
The Sacramento Bee
Tuesday’s election is upon us, and mailboxes and television sets are overrun with political pitches. What to believe? Who to vote for?
The Sacramento Bee has tested the truth of television, radio and mailer ads in a handful of statewide and Sacramento-area political races on Tuesday’s ballot. Here is a compilation of the analyses, including ratings.
Bera deceives in ad on Ose’s abortion rights position – Mostly misleading
Ose spreads flawed claims about Bera’s earnings - Mostly misleading
Republicans’ Obamacare ad rings true - True
Anti-Bera ad misleads on Obamacare - Mostly misleading
Ami Bera ad takes too many liberties - Somewhat misleading
Democrats use Obamacare against Ose – somewhat misleading
Main Street veers off course with Bera attack piece – Outright lie
Republicans rehash misleading claims on Ami Bera – Somewhat misleading
Democratic ad hitting Doug Ose goes too far - Somewhat misleading
Karl Rove’s PAC hits Bera with generic TV ad – Mostly misleading
Ami Bera omits some facts in first campaign ad - Somewhat misleading
Spots targeting malpractice awards cap mislead – Somewhat misleading
Commercial backing Proposition 46 leaves out costs - Somewhat misleading
Proposition 46 foes distort reality in new TV ad - Outright lie
Proposition 46 backers hide the ball in first TV ad - Mostly misleading
Ad targeting rate regulation measure overreaches – Somewhat misleading
Rate-regulation opponents parrot misleading claims - Somewhat misleading
No on 48 ad misleads on California tribal gambling history - Mostly misleading
Mailer hits Richard Pan for residency questions - True
Attack on Roger Dickinson misleads - Somewhat misleading
Mailer misleads on Pan’s fracking record - Somewhat misleading
CTA overstates Torlakson’s accomplishments, Tuck’s failures - Somewhat misleading
Marshall Tuck promises state schools turnaround - Somewhat misleading
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