Fact check the battle for US Senate

Posted September 3, 2014

Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Thom Tillis

— They may be going head to head for the first time Wednesday night, but Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Thom Tillis – as well as the groups that support them – have been busy lobbing criticisms back and forth all year.

That's given political reporters some time to fact-check many of these claims, which are likely to show up again in Wednesday's hour-long debate moderated by CBS This Morning's Norah O'Donnell.

Search our collection of fact-checks, pulled from @NCCapitol and other publications, by topic and verdict below and fact-check the candidates along with our news team.

You can also use Twitter to follow our political team's live updates starting with the debate at 7 p.m. Wednesday and watch live coverage on television, online and through the WRAL mobile app.

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  • prn13norm Sep 5, 2014

    Obama,Pelosi,Reid and Hagan. Is this what you really want leading our country?

  • lopo Sep 5, 2014

    One of the reasons they hate the tea party, they are for term limits for congress.

  • New Holland Sep 5, 2014
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    Term Limits would keep the big and powerful outside $$$ from latching on to a politician and paying for him to stay in office. Term Limits would also mean that incumbents would be able to vote their conscience vs. thinking what would this vote mean to my re-election efforts.
    Would also, limit politicians from getting in congress and looking for a golden parachute from lobbyist group hiring them for mega $$. Bring back the idea Lincoln put out there ".. and that government of the people, by the people, for the people..." not by carrier politicians will big friends.

  • lewiskr45 Sep 4, 2014

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    Why have term limits when we have the power to vote for someone else?

  • veryfrustrated1 Sep 4, 2014

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    The fact is that the fact checkers have a political agenda.................and it shows!

  • swray001 Sep 4, 2014

    Two terms is enough, Kay needs to get herself a new job. Any longer in Washington, she may think she has a life time job. One thing the liberals need to do, is get off this kick of the rich being given favors all the time. There must not be any rich democrats, its always giving to rich republicans all the time. If you look at the Congress and the Senate in Washington, You will find that most of the Democrats are lawyers. On the Republican side they are mostly Business men. Does this tell you anything? There are more crooked lawyers than their are Business men.

  • New Holland Sep 4, 2014
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    my young son was watching some of the debate last night and he asked me "Why do they keep saying what the other person did or didn't do". My response was well, neither have enough to talk about what they DID do, so they have to make up things to throw at the other candidate and hope it sticks.
    Of course, I'm still in favor of Term Limits for all political positions, we've taken this notion of a job in congress way too far there too much money being thrown around, and money corrupts even the best politicians

  • Danny22 Sep 3, 2014

    The fact checkers need a fact checker.