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PolitiFact: About that Fla GOP newspaper ad on port funding



President Barack Obama isn't just late to the party for Florida's ports, Republicans say. He's taking credit for throwing it.

The Republican Party of Florida "welcomed" Obama to the Jacksonville Port Authority on Thursday with a full-page ad in the Florida Times-Union talking up Gov. Rick Scott's focus on the economy, especially the ports.

"Here in Jacksonville, right where you will be speaking, Gov. Scott invested $38 million in the Port of Jacksonville's vital Mile Point Project," the ad states. "It is a state investment that will help create good-paying jobs. And it covered missing federal funds for the project."

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[Last modified: Monday, July 29, 2013 3:32pm]


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