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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

By Amy Sherman :: Published on Friday, August 29th, 2014 at 10:32 a.m.

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!

By Joshua Gillin :: Published on Monday, August 25th, 2014 at 4:58 p.m.

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.

By Joshua Gillin, Katie Sanders, Amy Sherman :: Published on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

NextGen Climate’s attacks on Florida Gov. Rick Scott

A PAC by billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer unleashed TV ads that accuse Scott of trying to fleece Duke Energy and for being too cozy with oil drilling interests

By Joshua Gillin, Amy Sherman :: Published on Friday, August 15th, 2014 at 4:05 p.m.

PolitiFact Florida to appear in Halifax Media Group newspapers

More readers will get PolitiFact Florida's award-winning fact-checks in their local newspapers. 

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 at 12:34 p.m.

Does the All Aboard Florida rail project get taxpayer funding?

Gov. Rick Scott has said All Aboard is completely private. Former Gov. Charlie Crist says it gets millions from Florida taxpayers. We sort out the rail project’s complicated finances.

By Amy Sherman :: Published on Friday, August 8th, 2014 at 1:40 p.m.

Fact-checking Debbie Wasserman Schultz on health care court rulings

We fact-checked two claims by the Florida congresswoman related to court rulings about the Affordable Care Act.

By Steve Contorno, Molly O'Connor :: Published on Thursday, July 24th, 2014 at 3:45 p.m.

Scott, Crist TV ads contradict on tax claims

We sort out opposing claims from political ads about whether Charlie Crist cut taxes or raised taxes.

By Joshua Gillin :: Published on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 at 9:35 a.m.

Caregiver claims by medical marijuana opponents aren't on the books

Saying Amendment 2 helper registries are too lax focuses on the legal details, but ignores the fact the state health department will write those rules should the measure pass in November.

By Joshua Gillin :: Published on Thursday, June 12th, 2014 at 3:13 p.m.

Mailer compares Charlie Crist and Nan Rich in Democratic primary for governor

A mysterious group attacks Crist’s record on abortion, guns, education, gay marriage and adoption, but it ignores his full record, including flip-flops.

By Amy Sherman :: Published on Thursday, June 5th, 2014 at 11:50 a.m.

Dissecting the Republican theme ‘Crist crash, Scott surge’ in the governor’s race

Gov. Rick Scott’s re-election campaign blames opponent former Gov. Charlie Crist for the economic crash and credits Scott for the surge. Economists say the full story is more complex.

By Amy Sherman :: Published on Saturday, May 31st, 2014 at 6:00 a.m.

Attacks and claims about climate change heat up the Truth-O-Meter

As new studies shined a spotlight on rising sea levels and global warming, Sen. Marco Rubio and other politicians and pundits made several statements we fact-checked

By Amy Sherman :: Published on Thursday, May 29th, 2014 at 11:21 a.m.

Revisiting Rick Kriseman's pier promises

St. Petersburg's new mayor made a lot of promises about the future of the city's iconic pier, which remains closed after residents voted to reject its chosen replacement. Some time has elapsed since then, so we decided to look into three vows he made and see how they rate on our Krise-O-Meter.

By Joshua Gillin :: Published on Thursday, May 15th, 2014 at 2:39 p.m.

Fact-checking Rick Scott vs. Charlie Crist in the battle for Florida governor

It's only April, but PolitiFact Florida has fact-checked many claims about Obamacare, education and jobs from Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic frontrunner former Gov. Charlie Crist. There's more to come; the general election isn't until November.

By Amy Sherman :: Published on Thursday, April 24th, 2014 at 4:55 p.m.

Marco Rubio says Snowden revelations 'most damaging' in U.S. history. What do historians say?

Florida's junior senator  said it's the worst case of spying ever. Experts we talked to said it's up for debate, but there are others that could be considered as significant.

By Joshua Gillin :: Published on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 at 12:03 p.m.

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