Friday, October 24th, 2014

All stories featuring Bill McCollum

Florida 2010 primary: Sorting through those attack ads

Fueled by unprecedented amounts of money and a bottomless barrel of attacks, the primary campaigns for governor and U.S. Senate have trapped Floridians in two escalating TV ad wars.

McCollum, Scott trade attacks over illegal immigration debate

Republican gubernatorial candidates Rick Scott and Bill McCollum are trading attacks routinely as their campaigns heat up. PolitiFact Florida had to weigh in on dueling claims over the issue of illegal immigration in Florida.

Rick Scott and the fraud case of Columbia/HCA

With former Columbia/HCA CEO Rick Scott now leading Attorney General Bill McCollum in polls for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, the attacks are flying. Focus on the fraud, they all say. The fraud, the fraud, the fraud. PolitiFact Florida had to bite. We sort out whether Scott’s old company committed fraud, and also explain Scott’s role with the company.

Florida flip-flops rev up the Flip-O-Meter

Charlie Crist’s hasty exit from the GOP Senate race, the rise of the tea party movement, the Gulf oil spill, and Arizona’s controversial immigration bill are making it difficult for candidates to stay consistent. But the switcheroos are keeping our Flip-O-Meter busy.