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Fact-checking CPAC

Marco Rubio, Rick Scott and other Floridians attended the Conservative Political Action Conference recently. We checked their facts. 

Contest for Hispanic vote heats up GOP primary

We fact-check two claims as Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich fight for the Hispanic vote in the Republican primary for president.

PolitiFact Florida’s top 10 fact-checks of 2011

We look back at our most popular reports of 2011: fact-checks of Marco Rubio, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Rick Scott and Alan Grayson. And then there was that Evan Longoria viral video ...

Marco Rubio's Cuba history gets tested

Did Rubio's parents come to America following Fidel Castro's takeover?

Marco Rubio's Cuba history gets tested

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio now says he got his dates wrong when he told reporters that his parents left Cuba in the middle of Fidel Castro's 1959 revolution.

Mailbag: Readers don't like our ruling on Marco Rubio's Social Security claim

We recently said Marco Rubio was right to claim that the number of workers per retiree in the Social Security system had dropped from 16 to 3. Readers let us have it.

PolitiFact Florida wins two Green Eyeshade awards

See the five fact checks that we submitted to the judges.

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.

PolitiFact Florida's Top 10 items of 2010

PolitiFact Florida couldn't have asked for a better first year than 2010 -- an amazing election cycle with plenty of interesting facts to check. Which items did you like most in 2010? We unveil the readers' Top 10 Truth-O-Meter items of the year.

The best of 2010 from PolitiFact state sites

We launched partner sites in eight states in 2010 and found the Truth-O-Meter worked as well on governors and mayors as it does on the president.  To end the year, we review some of our favorite state Truth-O-Meter items.

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. 

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

More fact-checking from the Crist-Rubio debate

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