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Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist have lambasted each other’s records on school funding while cherry-picking figures that put themselves in a favorable light.

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Promise: Create over 700,000 jobs

Update: 700,000 jobs promise plods along, despite numbers debate

Obamacare "prevents (Florida) from regulating insurance."

Promise: Bring state employee health insurance costs in line with the U.S. average

Update: Legislature still refuses to raise worker contributions

Says Charlie "Crist made it easier for Duke to take your money."

Says Rick Scott took $200,000 in campaign contributions from a company that "profited off pollution."

Says Charlie Crist rode on a jet that "belongs to a serial polluter with a history of environmental violations fined nearly $2 million for polluting water."

Promise: Use inmate labor to grow prison food

Update: Edible crops program grew under Scott

Says Rick Scott "is letting Duke (Energy) keep collecting billions" despite troubled power plants.

Promise: Include universities in state economic development grants

Update: States getting some money, but not every time

"All Aboard Florida is receiving millions in Florida taxpayer dollars."

"All Aboard Florida is a 100 percent private venture. There is no state money involved."

"25 percent of all drug-related fatal vehicle accidents in the U.S. involve marijuana."

"Attorney General Eric Holder’s own Justice Department precleared the voting changes in the 2011 law" about early voting in Florida.

Says Rick Scott "raised property taxes."

Says U.S. House candidate Carlos Curbelo "opposes the repeal of Obamacare."

"Women in Florida make 83 cents for every dollar a man makes."

"Having an active father makes children 98 percent more likely to graduate from college."

"By some estimates, as few as 2 percent of the 50,000 (Central American) children who have crossed the border illegally this year have been sent home."

Says Rick Scott cut "Bright Futures scholarships in half."

"With Rick Scott, there are more funds for preschool education."

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