Deputy government & politics editor, Tampa Bay Times
Aaron Sharockman is Deputy Government & Politics editor for the Tampa Bay Times and an editor and writer for PolitiFact. He has been a government and politics writer with the Times since 2003. Before joining the PolitiFact team in 2009, he covered governments in St. Petersburg and Clearwater, as well as the Tampa Bay Rays' pursuit of a new baseball stadium.
The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Aaron Sharockman
"More than half of last year's U.S. college graduates are unemployed or underemployed."
Recent stories from Aaron Sharockman'It's on page 107 of the health care bill!'
Chain emails about the health care law are zooming to an inbox near you. Are they accurate? Not so much.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.Fact-checking Rick Scott's table setting
We've fact-checked several talking points included in a campaign-style flier from the governor's office that greeted Florida Council of 100 members at a recent dinner.Fact-checking House Speaker Will Weatherford
The Republican from Pasco County was everywhere during the legislative session. We checked out his talking points.TV ad uses gun votes as ammunition
Marco Rubio's political action committee launches a TV ad defending Kelly Ayotte's votes on gun background checks. We check the accuracy.PolitiFact Florida wins Green Eyeshade Award for online politics reporting
The winning entry included fact-checks of the 2012 U.S. Senate race and Florida's state government.Elections changes coming to Florida, again
The Legislature again is tinkering with Florida elections laws. Get the lowdown.Fact-checking Florida at CPAC
What did Florida's conservatives have to say at their annual gathering? We check the facts.PolitiFact Florida Mailbag: 'True or false ... It is not complicated'
Readers and others sound off on our latest fact-checks.Fact-checking Gov. Rick Scott's 'State of the State'
We turn on the Truth-O-Meter for Scott's speech and 'pre-buttals' from the Democrats.
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