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Fact-checking the chamber of commerce's 'busing' claim



Government union bosses are busing in protesters to picket state elected leaders.

In Florida.

And it's happening right now, says the Florida Chamber of Commerce.

"We've see the images on television: government unions from around America staging protests in Wisconsin," chamber president Mark Wilson says in a radio ad that began airing March 3, 2011. "They're not fighting for ordinary citizens, but grappling for power and money. Unfortunately, Florida is next on the union bosses' hit list. They're busing protesters to Central Florida right now to harass your courageous representatives."

PolitiFact Florida picks apart the "busing" claim here.

[Last modified: Monday, March 7, 2011 6:42pm]


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