Former Gov. Charlie Crist, a Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat, announces that he will take on Republican Gov. Rick Scott.
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., says he never wanted to shut down the government and voted to keep the government funded. But his public comments and Senate votes undercut that claim.
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 at 2:13 p.m.
We look at alarming claims about Common Core, school standards that are being adopted by more than 40 states. Some of the attacks received a failing grade.
We fact-checked statements from each candidate during the Oct. 15 mayoral forum hosted by the Tampa Bay Times and Bay News 9.
By Katie Sanders :: Published on Thursday, October 17th, 2013 at 5:11 p.m.
The campaign to succed Mike Fasano in the Florida House of Representatives takes a deceptive turn thanks to a couple of campaign mailers.
By Rich Shopes :: Published on Monday, October 14th, 2013 at 5:37 p.m.
Readers disliked our takes on Charlie Crist's synopsis of the 2012 voter purge and Broward County Libertarians trumpeting their party as the nation's third-largest.
By Katie Sanders :: Published on Friday, October 11th, 2013 at 3:54 p.m.
Is medical marijuana on its way to Florida? A group is working to collect more than 700,000 petitions to add a question to next year's ballot. Their hope: to amend the state Constitution to allow the use of medicinal marijuana. PolitiFact Florida is following the campaign and looked into claims that marijuana is not addictive and that it's less toxic than alcohol.
By Rochelle Koff :: Published on Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 at 10:45 a.m.
In 2010, Rick Scott promised to ban embryonic stem cell research, pass a tough immigration law and explore offshore oil drilling. Three years later, that conservative talk is gone.
By Katie Sanders :: Published on Friday, October 4th, 2013 at 1:17 p.m.
Just days into the federal government shutdown, we’ve already heard some distortions -- and some truths.
By Amy Sherman :: Published on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 at 1:46 p.m.
Rubio doesn't like the health care law, but his attacks on it aren't always accurate.
By Amy Sherman :: Published on Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 at 5:53 p.m.
Sink, 65, says she will not seek the Democratic nomination for governor, focusing instead on her foundation. We look back at how she's fared on our Truth-O-Meter.
By Katie Sanders :: Published on Friday, September 20th, 2013 at 4:26 p.m.
Rich asks why Scott is pushing for a tax cut when children and the elderly face long waiting lists for services.
By Amy Sherman :: Published on Friday, September 20th, 2013 at 12:00 p.m.
Readers let us know what they think about recent fact-checks on marijuana, the "stand your ground" law, immigration and other topics.
By Katie Sanders :: Published on Friday, September 13th, 2013 at 1:26 p.m.
Gov. Rick Scott's administration is at again, looking to purge noncitizens from the voter rolls. Charlie Crist, now a Democrat, cries foul, but he doesn't have his numbers right.
By Amy Sherman :: Published on Thursday, September 12th, 2013 at 5:13 p.m.
Florida's House speaker says he wants to try some 'PolitiFacting' of his own.
By Katie Sanders :: Published on Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 at 12:09 p.m.
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