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DeSantis

Republican from Florida

U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Ponte Vedra Beach, is running for Florida governor in 2018. He was first elected to Congress in 2012. He represents Florida's 6th Congressional District which is south of St. Augustine and north of Orlando and includes Daytona Beach. DeSantis initially ran for U.S. Senate in 2016 but dropped out after Marco Rubio decided to seek re-election.

Recent stories featuring Ron DeSantis

What role do septic tanks play in the algae bloom crisis in Florida?

In the Republican primary debate for governor, Ron DeSantis and Adam Putnam argued about the culprits behind the algae bloom. We explain the research.

Fact-checking DeSantis and Putnam in Florida Republican debate for governor

Republican gubernatorial candidates Ron DeSantis and Adam Putnam debated Aug. 8, 2018, in Jacksonville, Fla. 

Fact-checking Donald Trump's rally in Tampa with Ron DeSantis

President Donald Trump flew to Tampa, Fla., to make his endorsement of GOP Rep. Ron DeSantis for Florida governor official. Trump's rally revisited the biggest of his highlights of his first year and a half in office, and was punctuated by exaggerations and falsehoods.

TV ad in Florida said PolitiFact is funded by George Soros, but that’s misleading

Ads criticize our fact-check of an attack on U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis

Guest column: False attack against Ron DeSantis shows how political attack ads are often crafted

A March 29 fact-check of an accusation about U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., was justifiably rated Pants on Fire by PolitiFact. The claim is ludicrous on its face, and the final determination was easy. However, the episode gives an excellent example of how political attack ads are crafted, and how little substance is often behind them.