The first television ad from Senate hopeful Deborah Ross, a North Carolina Democrat challenging Republican Sen. Richard Burr, paints Burr as a self-serving politician.
“You took millions from special interests, went there and cashed in, voted to cut your own taxes and raise taxes on working folks,” Ross tells the fictional Burr in the ad.
There’s a lot to fact-check there. Did Burr take millions from special interests? Did he vote to cut his own taxes? How much is he worth, anyway? Did he vote to raise taxes on “working folks?”
PolitiFact NC took a look at each individual part of her claim to find out if it was true or not. Read it all here.
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Speaker: Deborah Ross
Statement: In Washington, D.C., Sen. Richard Burr “took millions from special interests, went there and cashed in, voted to cut (his) own taxes and raise taxes on working folks.”
Ruling: Parts of that are accurate. Other parts are speculative or need some clarification. We rate this claim Half True.