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Sep 27, 2011- Fact Checking the W.Va. Governor's Race

By: Michael Hyland
By: Michael Hyland

There's a useful new way to learn more about the candidates in the race for governor.

In one week, we'll find out if West Virginia will continue under its current leadership, or if there's a major shakeup coming.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D) and Bill Maloney (R) are in their final days of campaigning, with more attacks and negative ads sure to come.

Factcheck.org has prepared an excellent site that extensivley reviews the claims, attacks and ads that we've been bombarded with over the last several months.

The website's authors summarize the state of things off the top, "If West Virginia’s special election for governor were a greyhound race, the winning dogs would be “Falsehood” and “Distortion.” In dead last? “The Truth.”

Thousands of voters have already cast their ballots during early voting, according to clerks in counties across the state. However, if you want some more information before you head to your polling place, I highly suggest you read through the website.

You can also find more information about the candidates on our election page.

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