Keep open mind, ask questions in week leading up to election

Keep open mind, ask questions in week leading up to election

We wrap up our pre-election review of our editorial agenda with the item that we never expected candidates to respond to.

Indeed this was our responsibility, to find help for you in deciphering candidates’ claims about their or their opponents’ job performance or promises having to do with the economy. We wanted to find your economic spin doctors. And we found a few, and their still helpful.

The Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance has performed a valuable service, as always, with its analysis of candidate statements. The state’s Legislative Fiscal Bureau is nothing but the facts. And at the risk of being a little self-serving, WISC’s Jessica Arp has done great work with her Reality Checks.

We urge you to keep your eyes on all three in the week and a half to come. Who knows what you’re going to hear in the endless ads ahead, other than it will unlikely be as simple as the candidates would like you to think. Keep an open mind, be skeptical. Ask questions. Get answers. Good luck.

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