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PolitiFact Florida: Where Connie Mack lives, Florida golf courses, the Keystone pipeline and more

 PolitiFact Florida has been busy lately fact-checking statements on our Truth-O-Meter. Here's a rundown of our latest reports.

  • A Web ad from the George LeMieux campaign claimed that sources showed U.S. Rep. Connie Mack was "a resident of California, living with his wife in Palm Springs."   LeMieux and Mack are competing for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate. We examined those "sources" and rated the LeMieux campaign's statement Mostly False.
  • A pro-Mack super PAC says U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson "chose to side with President Obama" against the Keystone pipeline. Nelson's position is aligned with Obama's, but neither is fully opposed to the pipeline. We rated the statement Half True
  • Gov. Rick Scott was touting Florida golf courses in advance of the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach. Florida has "1,200 golf courses," Scott said. "I think 58 million rounds played a year in Florida. We’ve got 44 percent of all travel golf in the country here. 5 million people come here just for golf." We couldn't resist taking a break from campaigns to check out the numbers. Scott was mostly on the right track, so we rated his statement Mostly True.
  • A liberal group is attacking U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio through an Internet campaign. said Rubio believes U.S. troops are leaving Iraq "too fast." We checked out Rubio's position on Iraq and rated the statement True

[Last modified: Monday, May 14, 2012 5:27pm]


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