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Mitt Romney biography: the complete collection


Reporter Josh Hicks compiled the following look at Mitt Romney’s claims about his life and career. Click on the headlines to read the complete report.

Romney’s fiscal policies as governor

Romney receives one Pinocchio for his claims about taxes and spending during his tenure.

Romney’s claims of reducing health care subsidies

Romney earns three Pinocchios for suggesting he reduced the cost of uncompensated care as part of his health plan.

Romney’s claims of job creation at Bain Capital

Romney says he created more jobs than were lost. The picture is mixed and at this point we cannot reach a definitive conclusion.

Romney’s claim of saving the 2002 Winter Olympics

Overall, Romney earns a rare Geppetto Checkmark

Romney’s explanation for slow job-growth in Massachusetts

He gets one Pinocchio for misleading people about his turnaround claims.

Glenn Kessler has reported on domestic and foreign policy for more than three decades. He would like your help in keeping an eye on public figures. Send him statements to fact check by emailing him, tweeting at him, or sending him a message on Facebook.


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