On Wednesday, August 20, the Union Leader published an editorial setting the record straight on Gary Lambert's false claims against Marilinda Garcia on taxes and immigration. According to the Union Leader editorial:
"Gary Lambert is offering Republican voters a big bag of nothing. No wonder he feels like his only chance at the nomination is to mislead voters about his opponent. And no wonder Garcia is gathering more support every week."
The Nashua Telegraph, in conjunction with Politifact New Hampshire, investigated Gary Lambert’s recent claim that Marilinda Garcia supports raising taxes by billions. The result was NH Politfact’s first “Pants on Fire” ruling since Barack Obama lied about Big Bird in 2012. According to Politifact's article:
"Even if one accepts the premise that Garcia wants to end all tax breaks for corporations, the expenditures she’s referring to would probably be valued at less than $150 billion, unless Garcia also supported ending tax breaks that are available to both companies and individuals.
According to her campaign manager, Garcia would not support any increase in the tax burden. Instead, she seeks to eliminate loopholes that benefit special interests while working to lower the overall corporate tax rate.
Not only is Lambert’s campaign mailer inaccurate, but it offers such an astronomically high figure that the claim is far-fetched.
For these reasons, Lambert’s claim earns a rating of Pants on Fire."
To read the full article, please visit Politifact New Hampshire.