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PolitiFact Florida checks more claims against Alex Sink, David Jolly



PolitiFact Florida is keeping busy fact-checking the race for Pinellas County’s U.S. House race ahead of Monday night’s debate between Alex Sink and David Jolly.


Today the NRCC reused an attack on Sink’s use of state airplanes as chief financial officer years ago, saying she used a tax-payer funded plane to get to the Bahamas. PolitiFact Florida has already checked that claim and found it didn’t tell the full story.


This week we’ve also looked into whether Sink “supported a tax on homeowners insurance policies” and wanted “more taxes on water and TV.”


Meanwhile, we put her rival Jolly under our microscope to determine whether or not his old firm lobbied for “a dictator in Pakistan.”


To read more about the race, head to PolitiFact Florida.

[Last modified: Friday, January 31, 2014 2:56pm]


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