A big election year gave San Diego politicos plenty of ammunition for bold public pronouncements in 2012.

In this episode of Fact Check TV, Scott Lewis and I highlight the most notorious fact checks of the year, from the biggest whopper to the dirtiest declaration.

We also discuss a councilwoman’s recent claim that she was forced to cut $200 million from the city’s budget during her first week in office.

If you’re hungry for more Fact Check TV, you might also enjoy these recent episodes:

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New episodes of Fact Check TV appear on NBC 7 San Diego every Friday during the 6 p.m. newscast and our website the following Monday. What should we feature on our next episode?

Lisa Halverstadt is a reporter at Voice of San Diego. Know of something she should check out? You can contact her directly at lisa.halverstadt@voiceofsandiego.org or 619.325.0528.

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Lisa is a senior investigative reporter who digs into some of San Diego's biggest challenges including homelessness, city real estate debacles, the region's...

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