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Fact Check: Mostly true that Martha Robertson “Out of This World” (#NY23)

Fact Check: Mostly true that Martha Robertson “Out of This World” (#NY23)

Legal Insurrection research findings drive the race

Martha Robertson is the Emily’s List-backed, DCCC “Red to Blue” Democratic challenger in NY-23, my home district.

We have been following the race closely, and have exposed a number of issues that have helped frame the narrative of the race, including Robertson’s false fundraising claim that GOP operatives hacked her website during a critical fundraising period, her support for Obamacare as a pathway to single payer, and her misunderstanding of the Veteran’s administrative crisis.

Last night I saw an ad run by Congressman Tom Reed attacking Robertson as “out of this world” — focusing on her being an Ithaca liberal, with the subtext that she’s out of touch with the Republican-leaning, mostly rural district.

I have not been able to get the video of the ad itself (if I do I’ll post it), but a local television fact check contains excerpts.

(Update – here is the ad – Featured Image updated)

The fact check terms the ad overall to be “mostly true.” I agree with that, except that I believe some of the individual items that are rated “half-true” should have received a higher rating.

Here’s the fact check video:


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Her mug superimposed on Marvin the Martian would have been better.

Am the only one who thinks Martha Robertson bears a striking resemblance to Miss Jane Hathaway from the Beverly Hillbillies?