The race to fill the late U.S. Rep Bill Young's open House seat has become a national campaign, thanks to outside money from both parties and special interest groups. We go over the biggest claims concerning the candidates and suss out how accurately issues have been presented in the special election. Voters weigh in during a special election on Tuesday.
By Joshua Gillin :: Published on Monday, March 10th, 2014 at 3:54 p.m.
Since he launched his campaign for Florida Governor in 2010, we've fact-checked more than 100 of Rick Scott's statemens, on things like education, jobs, Obamacare and .... doughnuts
By Amy Sherman :: Published on Friday, March 7th, 2014 at 11:51 a.m.
The governor talked about tax cuts, jobs and education in his fourth session-opening speech. PolitiFact Florida went over some of his statements to see whether what he said was telling the whole story.
Gov. Rick Scott’s attack ad about Medicare prompted a counterattack by the Florida Democratic Party about Scott’s past.
By Amy Sherman :: Published on Monday, March 3rd, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.
A Republican Party of Florida mailer laid out a litany of attacks against the congressional candidate in the 13th District race, so we checked our rulings from years past. It turns out we've heard almost all of them before.
By Joshua Gillin :: Published on Friday, February 7th, 2014 at 2:14 p.m.
New campaign ads dig into the professional backgrounds of David Jolly and Alex Sink.
By Joshua Gillin :: Published on Monday, January 27th, 2014 at 5:54 p.m.
A Republican primary on Jan. 14 has set the match up to represent Pinellas County in Congress.
Republican primary candidates have stretched the truth in their race to the U.S. House.
By Joshua Gillin :: Published on Monday, January 13th, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.
Fact-checks about Trayvon Martin, Obamacare and the federal government shutdown were among PolitiFact Florida’s most read items in 2013.
By Amy Sherman :: Published on Friday, January 3rd, 2014 at 1:18 p.m.
St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman will take the oath of office Jan. 2. On the campaign trail, he made 25 promises to voters about how he will run City Hall. The Krise-O-Meter will track Kriseman’s performance.
By Kameel Stanley :: Published on Tuesday, December 31st, 2013 at 1:35 p.m.
David Jolly and Kathleen Peters are battling for the Republican nomination to fill the seat formerly held by the late U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young.
By Joshua Gillin :: Published on Monday, December 30th, 2013 at 10:23 a.m.
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.
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