The Gateway was one of several sources cited by the independent fact-checker PolitiFact to investigate the validity of a campaign ad distorting Nebraskan Congressional candidate Kara Eastman’s statement on taxes.
According to PolitiFact, The TV and web ad in question was released by the Congressional Leadership Fund, a super PAC that aims to retain the House of Representatives’ Republican majority.
PolitiFact rated the claim that Eastman will raise taxes on “your family” by $2,500 as false.
An interview between the Gateway Opinion Editor Will Patterson and Eastman was used to explore Eastman’s view on tax rates:
“In an interview with the Gateway, an independent, student-run newspaper and website at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Eastman said in August that ‘we need to be thinking more about regular people.’”