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Tax ad attacking Axne gets scary
7th November 2021 • The Gazette Fact Checker • The Gazette
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Just before Halloween, the National Republican Congressional Committee released an ad saying “What’s scarier than Halloween? Democrats spending billions to hire an army of IRS agents to spy on your bank account.”

The 20-second ad, which the Iowa GOP tweeted Oct. 27, goes on to say “Cindy Axne, Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden’s plan would give the federal government new authority to monitor your spending.”

It finishes by asking Iowans to “tell Cindy Axne to stop spying on your bank account,” referring to the West Des Moines Democrat leading Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District.

The Fact Checker team checks statements made by an Iowa political candidate/officeholder or a national candidate/officeholder about Iowa, or in ads that appear in our market.

Claims must be independently verifiable. We give statements grades from A to F based on accuracy and context.

This episode of the Fact Checker Podcast is researched and hosted by The Gazette's Erin Jordan and features Michaela Ramm and Marissa Payne. The Fact Checker Podcast is produced by Stephen M. Colbert and music is Lobby Time by Kevin MacLeod.