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PolitiFact Florida fact checks Sunday's CNN/St. Petersburg Times U.S. Senate debate



Another U.S. Senate debate. Another litany of attacks.

And, according to PolitiFact Florida, another less than stellar day for the truth.

All three candidates made slip-ups during Sunday's CNN/St. Petersburg Times debate. But the prize for biggest math error likely goes to Democrat U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek. In defending his position against extending tax cuts for people making more than $250,000 a year, Meek flubbed his math in claiming that "middle-class families throughout America (would) have to pay $6,000 per year to pay for" tax cuts for the wealthy.

He's off by a factor of 10, at least.

Read all of the fact checks from PolitiFact Florida here.

[Last modified: Sunday, October 24, 2010 6:06pm]


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