Fiorina Repeats Statistic On Veteran Deaths First Mischaracterized By The Media
The Washington Post fact-checks the claim that Carly Fiorina cited twice during the last Republican debate. And Politico deconstructs the fast fall of the Scott Walker campaign.
The Washington Post's Fact Checker:
Carly Fiorina’s Claim That 307,000 Veterans ‘Died Waiting For Health Care’
Readers asked us to fact-check this figure that Fiorina cited twice during the second GOP debate, hosted by CNN, at the Ronald Reagan presidential library in Simi Valley, Calif. The number of veterans who were believed to have died while waiting for care in one Arizona facility was estimated in to be in the “dozens.” Yet this figure that Fiorina used was significantly higher. Is it accurate? (Lee, 9/21)
How Scott Walker Became An Asterisk
His stunning fall, from top tier hopeful to a so-called “asterisk candidate” who couldn’t break 1 percent in the latest CNN poll, also illustrated the limits of fundraising in a 2016 that was supposed to be dominated by unregulated campaign spending. Both Walker and former Gov. Rick Perry, who dropped out earlier this month, represent a two-man money-couldn’t-buy-them-love club on the sidelines. Super PACs affiliated with Perry and Walker raised millions in the weeks leading up to their collapses — Walker’s alone banked more than $20 million. (Thrush, 9/21)