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PolitiFact Florida: Who's paying for Senate President Mike Haridopolos' video attack on Obama?



Senate President Mike Haridopolos is being criticized by Democrats for a video he created that juxtaposes dreary Washington D.C. under President Barack Obama with Florida, where "something different is happening" under conservative leadership.

Haridopolos linked to the video on his Twitter account, and it is also available with a slew of other senators' videos at

Democratic Rep. Rick Kriseman also linked to the video on his Facebook page, writing, "This campaign video is being distributed by the Florida Senate using your tax dollars. It's an inappropriate use of funds and an inaccurate message."

PolitiFact Florida investigated what Kriseman said after getting e-mails from readers. We ended up going without a Truth-O-Meter rating on this one. Read why.

[Last modified: Tuesday, September 6, 2011 1:36pm]


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