In Michigan
10:09 am
Thu June 3, 2010

Center for Michigan to fact-check campaign ads

MACKINAC ISLAND, MI –

Campaign ads will be getting a close look from a "Michigan Truth Squad" set up by The Center for Michigan.

The nonpartisan center's website will provide fact-checks of this year's political ads, and citizens can send in tips on ads they think stretch the truth.

It's part of an effort to help Michigan citizens become better informed and hold politicians accountable this year.

Center founder Phil Power said Thursday during the Detroit Regional Chamber Mackinac Policy Conference that 600 forums over the past three years showed voters don't want "extreme solutions" and are willing to compromise to move Michigan forward. It issued a report that details a "common ground agenda."

The center also is sponsoring a series of gubernatorial and legislative debates.

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