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The Gazette Fact Checker - The Gazette 6th September 2021
Iowa GOP Chairman Jeff Kaufmann: Democrat Liz Mathis voted against ‘largest tax cut in state history’
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Iowa GOP Chairman Jeff Kaufmann: Democrat Liz Mathis voted against ‘largest tax cut in state history’

When Iowa Sen. Liz Mathis, a Democrat, announced July 27 she would challenge U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson for Iowa’s 1st Congressional District in 2022, Iowa GOP Chair Jeff Kaufmann had a quick response on Twitter: “Liberal Liz has never met a tax increase she didn’t like. She even voted against the largest tax cut in Iowa history.”

This was almost identical to the statement Hinson’s campaign manager Sophie Crowell released saying “liberal Liz has never met a tax hike she doesn’t like — she even voted against Iowa families and the largest tax cut in Iowa’s history,” the Des Moines Register reported.

The Fact Checker isn’t going to check the first part of Kaufmann’s statement because we can’t verify what an elected official likes or doesn’t like. But the second part of the statement, about Mathis voting “against the largest tax cut in Iowa history,” is fair game.

Read the full fact check at thegazette.com/fact-checker.