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Fact check the battle for US Senate

Posted September 3, 2014 6:40 p.m. EDT

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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