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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.

Getting the facts straight about the Founding Fathers

Pundits and politicians get things wrong time and time again when they use the Founding Fathers to support their political views. In honor of the Fourth of July holiday, we review fact-checks from our archives and set the record straight.

By Lauren Carroll :: Published on Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 at 03:26 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.

Benghazi, Florida DREAMers, Kareem's carom: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

Cokie Roberts comments on Susan Rice's post-Benghazi media interviews, while a former NBA great talks ghosts and racism in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup.

By Dana Tims :: Published on Monday, May 5th, 2014 at 12:04 p.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-checks of Gov. Rick Scott cross the 100 mark

Since he launched his campaign for Florida Governor in 2010, we've fact-checked more than 100 of Rick Scott's statemens, on things like education, jobs, Obamacare and .... doughnuts

By Amy Sherman :: Published on Friday, March 7th, 2014 at 11:51 a.m.

We put Rick Scott's 2014 State of the State address to the Truth-O-Meter

The governor talked about tax cuts, jobs and education in his fourth session-opening speech. PolitiFact Florida went over some of his statements to see whether what he said was telling the whole story.

By Joshua Gillin, Julie Kliegman, Amy Sherman :: Published on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 at 06:50 p.m.

Top 10 most fact-checked people on the Truth-O-Meter

Curious about who -- other than President Barack Obama -- has been fact-checked on the Truth-O-Meter most often? We were, too. So we created a list.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 at 09:00 a.m.

On far-right promises, Rick Scott tacks to the center

In 2010, Rick Scott promised to ban embryonic stem cell research, pass a tough immigration law and explore offshore oil drilling. Three years later, that conservative talk is gone.

By Katie Sanders :: Published on Friday, October 4th, 2013 at 01:17 p.m.

Testing Obamacare on the Truth-O-Meter

The Affordable Care Act reaches a milestone on Oct. 1, 2013, when health insurance marketplaces that were set up as part of the law begin enrolling people. Many claims on both sides of the political aisle have been made about President Barack Obama’s signature legislative accomplishment, which has been implemented in phases since becoming law in March 2010.     

By Angie Drobnic Holan, Tom Kertscher :: Published on Sunday, September 29th, 2013 at 09:00 p.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.

Checking Rick Scott's latest tax claims

Florida's governor talked up his tax-cutting efforts to a conservative crowd in Orlando. How did his statements rate on the Truth-O-Meter?

By Katie Sanders :: Published on Monday, September 9th, 2013 at 11:09 a.m.

Rick Scott halfway to jobs promise? Not so fast

Gov. Rick Scott says he's halfway to completing his centerpiece promise of creating 700,000 jobs. But the numbers don't add up.

By Katie Sanders :: Published on Friday, August 16th, 2013 at 03:23 p.m.

A roundup of ratings on eve of National Governors Association meeting

Chief executives of the states will discuss a variety of issues at the National Governors Association convention, which is set for Aug. 2 to 4, 2013, in Milwaukee. We welcome them to Wisconsin with a roundup of recent gubernatorial Truth-O-Meter items produced by PolitiFact Wisconsin, as well as by our PolitiFact siblings in nine other states and at PolitiFact National.

By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Saturday, July 27th, 2013 at 08:00 p.m.

In context: Rick Scott's comments on Republicans and jobs

To Democratic ears, Gov. Rick Scott's remarks from a GOP dinner sound a lot like Mitt Romney's '47 percent' comment last year in Boca Raton. Read both remarks and decide for yourself.

By Katie Sanders :: Published on Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 at 10:25 a.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.

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