Saturday, December 20th, 2014

The most recent articles on PolitiFact Florida

Rick Scott touts reaching 700,000 jobs, but that's not what he promised

While the governor says he reached his 7-7-7 milestone in less than four years, we'd like to remind him the employment goal was on top of normal economic growth.

Fact-checking Jeb Bush, possible 2016 presidential contender

We look back at some of our notable fact-checks of and about Jeb Bush. 

PolitiFact names its 2014 Lie of the Year

The emergence of Ebola in the United States sparked a political and media frenzy, but many of the claims made were far from accurate. Collectively, they are PolitiFact's sixth annual Lie of the Year.

Our top 5 fact-checks for November 2014

Jeb Bush trumps Rick Scott now that the election is over, marijuana continues to capture attention, and race relations draw interest to an older item.

Jeb Bush: ‘Only because I am going to be PolitiFacted’

The former Florida governor mentions PolitiFact during a recent high-profile appearance with the Wall Street Journal.   • Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn kept most campaign promises

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn kept most campaign promises

Analyzing the state of Buckhorn's 34 campaign promises as the end of his four-year term approaches.

Fact-checking Jeb Bush, possible presidential contender

As former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush contemplates a bid for president, we look back on his claims about education, immigration and the economy on the eve of his national education summit.

Fact-checks about Florida voting and elections

Happy Election Day! As Florida residents head to polls, we look back at fact-checks about early voting, restoring the right to vote for felons, purging noncitizens from the voter rolls and more.

Greatest hits of the Florida governor's race

Our final wrap-up looks at the facts tossed around during the Florida governor's race: pocketbook issues, jobs, flip-flops and more.

Fact-checking claims about the environment in Florida’s race for governor

NextGen Climate Change led the attacks on Gov. Rick Scott in his battle against Charlie Crist, and both candidates weighed in on environmental topics.

Crist, Scott keep recycling campaign attacks

We've reached the point where the talking points are repeated so much, it's hard to remember the truth. Good thing PolitiFact Florida can keep things clear.

Fact-checking the third Florida governor's debate

CNN hosted a nationally televised debate between Rick Scott and Charlie Crist, their final face-off before Election Day. We checked the facts.

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.