Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
Patrick Murphy celebrates his election to Congress in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., on Nov. 7, 2012.

Fact-checking Patrick Murphy, Democratic hopeful to succeed Marco Rubio

The Treasure Coast congressman who ousted GOP firebrand Allen West wants to run for Senate in 2016.

Rulings from PolitiFact National

The Latest from PolitiFact Florida

Half-True

Different text on private parties, persons

Pants on Fire!

Claim was wrong when Dems used it against GOPers too

Half-True

New data says differences have waned

False

90% would be closer

Mostly True

State law allows Bush to do that

Half Flip

New campaign, new position

Scott Walker
Scott Walker

On support for ethanol mandates

— PolitiFact Wisconsin

Require drug screening for welfare recipients

Half-True

The definition is debatable depending on the cut

Half-True

Still behind 2007 if you account for inflation