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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 04:58 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 04:05 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 01:40 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.

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 04:55 p.m.

Rick Scott ad attacks Charlie Crist on Obamacare

Let’s Get to Work’s TV ad says health law has led to 300,000 canceled plans and will drive 2.5 million Americans out of work. Those claims are exaggerated.

By Amy Sherman :: Published on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 at 03:02 p.m.

Fact-checking voting laws: a year-end report

Amid a nationwide battle about voter access, PolitiFact researched claims about noncitizen voters, restoration of ex-felons’ rights and voter laws nationwide.

By Amy Sherman :: Published on Thursday, December 19th, 2013 at 06:22 p.m.

Fact-checking Charlie Crist

Former Gov. Charlie Crist, a Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat, announces that he will take on Republican Gov. Rick Scott.

By Katie Sanders, Amy Sherman :: Published on Monday, November 4th, 2013 at 10:40 a.m.

Noncitizen voter purge makes a comeback in Florida

Gov. Rick Scott's administration is at again, looking to purge noncitizens from the voter rolls. Charlie Crist, now a Democrat, cries foul, but he doesn't have his numbers right.

By Amy Sherman :: Published on Thursday, September 12th, 2013 at 05:13 p.m.

Elections changes coming to Florida, again

The Legislature again is tinkering with Florida elections laws. Get the lowdown.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 at 11:25 a.m.

On final night in Charlotte, Obama takes the stage

We fact-check the speeches by President Obama (and his warm-up acts). We’ll be fact-checking speeches throughout the night and will update this story as we do.

By Molly Moorhead :: Published on Friday, September 7th, 2012 at 10:54 a.m.

Democrats wrap up convention with Obama re-election appeal

President Barack Obama took the stage at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte Thursday to make his case for re-election. PolitiFact, PolitiFact Georgia and the AJC Truth-O-Meter tested some claims by the President and others on the convention’s final day. We will complete a full fact-check of claims made by Obama in Saturday’s paper, and a roundup of claims made throughout the convention on Sunday. Want to comment on our rulings? Go to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/politifact.georgia) or find us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/politifactga). And check our Facebook page throughout the day. We update it with new convention fact-checks morning, noon and night.

By Janel Davis :: Published on Friday, September 7th, 2012 at 09:22 a.m.

On final night in Charlotte, Obama takes the stage

We fact-check the speeches by President Obama (and his warm-up acts).

By Molly Moorhead :: Published on Thursday, September 6th, 2012 at 09:31 p.m.

In Tampa, Ted Cruz joins in as claims are launched

The Republican National Convention launched into full swing Tuesday. To start off, PolitiFact fact-checked some claims by and about former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist of Florida. We edged in with a check of Ted Cruz's comparison of national debt to the Gross Domestic Product.

By Molly Moorhead, W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 at 09:03 p.m.

Truth-O-Meter unstoppable amid GOP convention shutdown

Hurricane Isaac may have shut down the Republican National Convention on Monday. But the Truth-O-Meter was unstoppable. PolitiFact arrived in Tampa just as former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist made a surprise endorsement of President Barack Obama in The Tampa Bay Times. He served as governor as a Republican, then ran an unsuccessful bid for the U.S. Senate as an independent. We completed two fact-checks that touched on Crist’s endorsement. Medicare remained a chief concern as the festivities began. Presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney accused Obama of hypocrisy, while his vice presidential pick, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, said the Romney-Ryan plan "does not affect" benefits for anyone 55 or older. Read these summaries of our findings below. Want to comment on our rulings? Go to our Facebook page or find us on Twitter. PolitiFact will provide daily Truth-O-Meter updates on the GOP before moving on to Charlotte next week to keep tabs on the Democrats.

By Willoughby Mariano :: Published on Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 at 06:00 a.m.

In Tampa, claims are flying

The Republican National Convention launched into full swing Tuesday. To start off, we fact-checked some claims by and about former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist of Florida.

By Molly Moorhead :: Published on Monday, August 27th, 2012 at 05:20 p.m.

PolitiFact Florida turns 1!

We've been so busy covering the hectic first weeks of the 2011 Florida legislative session, we forgot to celebrate an important milestone. We've turned 1. Read about our busy first year.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Friday, March 18th, 2011 at 06:42 a.m.

The Scott-O-Meter launches, and you let us hear it

The launch on Jan. 1, 2011, of our Scott-O-Meter certainly piqued the interest of many of our readers. The most overwhelming comment we heard -- why don't you track the promises of President Barack Obama? Well, we do.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Wednesday, January 12th, 2011 at 11:12 a.m.

Marco Rubio, Florida's new U.S. senator

After leading in the polls for months, Republican Marco Rubio handily won election to become Florida's next U.S. senator. Here's a look back through our fact-checking eyes at what he said, and what others said about him. 

By John Bartosek, Lukas Pleva, Aaron Sharockman, Amy Sherman, Cristina Silva :: Published on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 at 12:40 a.m.

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