Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

The most recent articles on PolitiFact Florida

Previewing the third Florida governor’s debate

With Fangate behind us, we look at some of the lines you might hear Tuesday night on CNN during the third Florida governor's debate.    • Previous coverage: Did the rules of the debate say there would be no fan?

Did the rules of the debate say there would be no fan?

We take apart Fangate to see exactly what the rules said and how the Crist and Scott campaigns responded. 

Fact-checking the second Florida governor's debate

Charlie Crist and Rick Scott debated for the second time on Wednesday night, after controversy over a cooling fan. We checked the facts. 

Previewing the second Florida governor's debate

The candidates are starting to repeat themselves, using their favorite talking points over and over. Here's your fact-checking guide to their favorite lines.

Fact-checking the Florida governor's debate on Telemundo

Rick Scott and Charlie Crist faced off in their first debate of 2014 at Telemundo's studios in Miramar. 

Previewing the first Florida governor's debate

Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist faced off in their first debate, hosted by Telemundo and broadcast in Spanish. Here’s a pre-debate summary of fact-checks on their favorite talking points, from education and the economy to immigration, voting rights and Cuba.

Has Charlie Crist flip-flopped on his party, health care, abortion and the stimulus?

A new ad attacks Democrat Charlie Crist for being a flip-flopper. We sort through the issues and rate each one on our Flip-O-Meter.

Crist, Scott TV battle heats up

As campaign spending for TV ads tops $50 million in Florida's governor's race, we take a look at the latest attacks.

A new look for PolitiFact Florida

Why, yes, we do look different! (And be sure to check it out on a smartphone) • The Scott-O-Meter: Rating Gov. Rick Scott on his 2010 campaign promises • PolitiFact Florida: Ready to check new promises from Florida’s next governor

Rating Gov. Rick Scott on his 2010 campaign promises

We look back at Gov. Rick Scott's time in office and review how he's done on the Scott-O-Meter, where we track and rate his 2010 campaign promises for fulfillment. 

PolitiFact Florida: Ready to check new promises from Florida’s next governor

We look at promises made on the 2014 campaign trail so far. 

In Context: Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Scott Walker giving ‘women the back of his hand.’

South Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz drew national attention for her words about Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker during a roundtable on women's issues in Milwaukee.

A misleading ad by NextGen Climate against Rick Scott

What do Rick Scott’s depositions from more than a decade ago have to do with current environmental controversies? Nothing

Head into the gubernatorial primary with the facts on your side

PolitiFact Florida has checked statements by Gov. Rick Scott and Charlie Crist -- and we even paid some attention to Nan Rich, too!

Education attacks have played a key role in governor’s race

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.