How we make the call
Truth Squad assigns five ratings to the political statements we review, in descending levels of accuracy:
Is Mark Totten, Democratic candidate for attorney general, a real prosecutor? This ad by a 527 group supporting incumbent Bill Schuette says no, and then goes further by branding Totten a liar. Totten's boss in the U.S. Attorney's Office says Totten was a prosecutor, and he has photos (of Totten's swearing in) to prove it. Turns out, Totten not only worked as an appellate prosecutor in that office (as a part-time volunteer), but was pretty successful to boot.