Mike Haridopolos's file:

Republican from Florida

Mike Haridopolos, a Republican, is the president of the Florida Senate.  Haridopolos represents District 26 which spans portions of Osceola, Brevard and Indian River counties. He was elected to the state senate in 2003, and previously served in the State House of Representatives.

Recent statements involving Mike Haridopolos

Florida’s proposed Health Care Freedom Act "will allow Floridians to opt out of Obama’s govt. takeover of healthcare!"

"Obamacare cuts $500 billion in future Medicare funding in order to fund the new constitutionally questionable government mandate, even going so far as to scuttle Medicare's most popular (and successful) part, Medicare Advantage."

"No one thought we could get a bipartisan bill (Medicaid) passed. We did in the Florida Senate."

Says "many states" are floundering under crushing deficit spending.

Recent stories featuring Mike Haridopolos

Who's paying for Mike Haridopolos' video attack?:

The Senate president makes a video critical of President Barack Obama and refers people to the state website. Readers ask us: Are taxpayers footing this bill?

Mike Haridopolos and the 'Ryan Plan':

Mike Haridopolos is facing heat for differing positions on whether he'd support what's known as the "Ryan Plan." What's so controversial about the plan? PolitiFact Florida gives you a primer.

Fact-checking the high-speed rail debate:

The fight over high-speed rail is rolling into its third week, and claims from both sides of the debate seem only to be intensifying. PolitiFact Florida offers a guide to several of the most-repeated claims.
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