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PolitiFact Florida checks Scott Randolph's appearance on Rachel Maddow



State Rep. Scott Randolph has taken the talk about his wife's uterus all the way to Rachel Maddow's national cable television show.

If you haven't heard by now, Randolph, D-Orlando, said the word "uterus" during a March 25, 2011, floor debate about union dues collections. Republicans, Democrats say, told Randolph he couldn't say that word.

The back-and-forth went viral and helped launched Randolph into a new stratosphere of popularity among progressives and liberals. That included a coveted chat with the high-priestess of liberal thinking, Maddow.

We check a claim he made about redistricting and the path to the speaker's chair here.

[Last modified: Monday, April 11, 2011 3:47pm]


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