Staff Writer, Tampa Bay Times
David DeCamp is a staff writer for the Tampa Bay Times, formerly the St. Petersburg Times. He has covered Florida and national politics since the 2000 presidential recount, as well as Super Bowls and military policy. He previously was the political writer for the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville and the Ft. Wayne (Ind.) Journal Gazette.
The latest Truth-O-Meter items from David DeCamp
Bill Heller "raises taxes. Property taxes. Small business taxes. He even wants to tax the Internet. Mr. Heller said no to balancing the federal budget, that puts more debt on our kids."
Company may close, "all because government essentially says if they don't hire a lifeguard to watch their workers, they can't stay open."
Obama "voted for ... $3-million for an overhead projector at a planetarium in Chicago."
Recent stories from David DeCampFact-checking the new pro-Mitt Romney ad
The GOP presidential primary campaign may still be in mid-season, but at least one campaign TV ad is already in reruns. Restore our Future, a pro-Mitt Romney super PAC, is slated to air a commercial in Georgia beginning Thursday that, save for a few visuals, is identical to one that ran during the former Massachusetts governor’s failed 2008 presidential campaign. It’s also similar to a viral Internet story that PolitiFact National checked Jan. 30. Both television ads feature former business partner Robert Gay crediting Romney with helping reunite Gay with his daughter after she went missing. "Mitt’s done a lot of things that people say are nearly impossible," Gay says in both ads. "But for me, the most important thing he’s ever done is to help save my daughter." Did Mitt "help save" Gay’s daughter?Not just for the richest anymore
Candidates pillory the alternative minimum tax, though not always with solutions in hand.Clinton fails English exam - twice
Clinton overstates the implications of making English the official U.S. language.
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