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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.

Fact-checking the unbelievable 2010 election campaigns

No matter the results Tuesday, the biggest loser in Florida's epic 2010 election season may be the truth.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Friday, October 29th, 2010 at 09:03 p.m.

If you can stand the heat, we've got Pants on Fire for you!

When we sweep all the Pants on Fire rulings from this campaign into one pile, we've got quite a bonfire. Read on to see what we said – if you can stand the heat…

By John Bartosek, Becky Bowers, Louis Jacobson, Aaron Sharockman, Amy Sherman :: Published on Thursday, October 28th, 2010 at 12:26 p.m.

Candidates in Florida's three-way U.S. Senate race stay on the attack

Independent Charlie Crist and Democrat Kendrick Meek went on the offensive against Republican U.S. Senate frontrunner Marco Rubio during a live CNN/St. Petersburg Times debate on Oct. 24, 2010. Who scored points with the Truth-O-Meter?

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Sunday, October 24th, 2010 at 06:02 p.m.

CNN/St. Petersburg Times debate brings attacks old and new

Did Marco Rubio really say MSNBC's Keith Olbermann should leave the country? Is Kendrick Meek's tax cut math right? Can Charlie Crist finally shed the flip-flop label? These are just a few of the questions PolitiFact Florida examined following the Oct. 24, 2010, hourlong debate on CNN.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Sunday, October 24th, 2010 at 05:56 p.m.

Early voting begins in Florida, and brawling debates continue

The final countdown begins. Early voting opens today, Oct. 18, 2010, throughout Florida, and the candidates shift into overdrive for their final two-week push with several debates scheduled for the U.S. Senate and governor's races.

By John Bartosek :: Published on Monday, October 18th, 2010 at 10:28 a.m.

Fact-checking Florida's U.S. Senate debate

No-party Gov. Charlie Crist, Democratic U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek and Republican Marco Rubio tossed out numbers galore in the Senate debate. Fortunately, we've been checking the facts.

By John Bartosek :: Published on Thursday, October 7th, 2010 at 03:54 p.m.

Fact-checking Florida's U.S. Senate debate

No-party Gov. Charlie Crist, Democratic U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek and Republican Marco Rubio tossed out numbers galore in the Oct. 6, 2010, U.S. Senate debate aired on ABC stations in Florida. Fortunately, we've been checking the facts.

By John Bartosek :: Published on Thursday, October 7th, 2010 at 01:26 p.m.

Charlie Crist went to Disney World! Now who paid for it?

Charlie Crist and former Republican Party of Florida chairman Jim Greer took their families to Disney World in 2009. Republican donors paid more than $11,000 for the weekend getaway. But did they help pick up Crist's tab?

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 at 07:04 p.m.

Are Charlie's poll numbers hitting the skids?

A top Democratic operative says in a blog post that Charlie Crist can't win his independent campaign for the U.S. Senate because his personal poll numbers are plummeting.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Friday, September 3rd, 2010 at 10:59 a.m.

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.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Friday, May 28th, 2010 at 01:26 p.m.

Blame Florida gov for the health care law?

The theory: Because Charlie Crist endorsed the stimulus, health care reform passed. PolitiFact Florida parses this far-fetched claim.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Friday, April 9th, 2010 at 02:46 p.m.

More fact-checking from the Crist-Rubio debate

We publish findings on PolitiFact Florida about Social Security, the stimulus, campaign committees and health care.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Monday, March 29th, 2010 at 06:58 p.m.

Fact-checking the Crist-Rubio debate

Florida's U.S. Senate race took the national stage Sunday with a debate between Republican rivals Charlie Crist and Marco Rubio. PolitiFact Florida sorts out the truth.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Monday, March 29th, 2010 at 10:21 a.m.

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