Sunday, October 21, 2018

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PolitiFact Florida: No evidence that Andrew Gillum is running from FBI

PolitiFact Florida: No evidence that Andrew Gillum is running from FBI

A Republican ad portrays Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum as a man on the run from law enforcement amid an FBI corruption investigation in his city."Andrew Gillum is running for governor and also from the FBI," the Republican Party of Florida ad says....
Published: 10/15/18
PolitiFact Florida: Fact-checking Gov. Rick Scott’s attack on Sen. Bill Nelson for skipping security hearings

PolitiFact Florida: Fact-checking Gov. Rick Scott’s attack on Sen. Bill Nelson for skipping security hearings

Gov. Rick Scott portrays U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson as an "empty chair" who often skips meetings on the important topic of security."Nelson skipped 45 percent of the hearings on national security," said a TV ad from Scott’s campaign. "National security! B...
Published: 10/08/18
PolitiFact Florida: Bill Nelson cherry-picks Rick Scott’s education funding record

PolitiFact Florida: Bill Nelson cherry-picks Rick Scott’s education funding record

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson says that under Gov. Rick Scott’s leadership, Florida has fallen short on education funding."Rick Scott subtracted $1.3 billion from public schools," Nelson’s campaign said in a September Facebook post on the page Not for Florid...
Updated one month ago
PolitiFact Florida: The facts about Rick Scott’s education ad

PolitiFact Florida: The facts about Rick Scott’s education ad

Gov. Rick Scott says in a new ad for his Senate campaign that he likes it when "Florida is first.""Fourth-grade reading and math scores, first in the nation," Scott says in the ad. "Eighth-grade reading, first. High school AP classes and college educ...
Updated one month ago
PolitiFact Florida: $1 billion Florida tax hike? Andrew Gillum proposes increasing state corporate tax

PolitiFact Florida: $1 billion Florida tax hike? Andrew Gillum proposes increasing state corporate tax

A TV attack ad portrays Florida Democrat Andrew Gillum as so "far out" that he is on another planet."Gillum wants to increase Florida taxes by a billion dollars. Disaster for the economy," says an ad by the Republican Governors Association showing Gi...
Updated one month ago
Anita Hill explains how to get the Kavanaugh hearings right

Anita Hill explains how to get the Kavanaugh hearings right

There is no way to redo 1991, but there are ways to do better.The facts underlying Christine Blasey Ford’s claim of being sexually assaulted by a young Brett Kavanaugh will continue to be revealed as confirmation proceedings unfold. Yet it...
Updated one month ago
PolitiFact Florida: Puerto Rico’s power grid was weak, not dead, before hurricanes

PolitiFact Florida: Puerto Rico’s power grid was weak, not dead, before hurricanes

As Hurricane Florence approached, President Donald Trump relied on his track record to assure the public his administration is ready."I think that Puerto Rico was an incredible, unsung success," Trump told reporters Sept. 11.Puerto Rico recovered ful...
Updated one month ago
PolitiFact Florida: No, Andrew Gillum does not have a far left socialist platform

PolitiFact Florida: No, Andrew Gillum does not have a far left socialist platform

In the race for Florida governor, Republican Ron DeSantis is trying to paint Democrat Andrew Gillum as so far out of the mainstream that Gillum "wants to turn Florida into Venezuela," a reference to the failing socialist country."The last thing we ne...
Updated one month ago
PolitiFact Florida: Ashley Moody, Republican nominee for Florida AG, wasn’t a ‘lifelong Democrat’

PolitiFact Florida: Ashley Moody, Republican nominee for Florida AG, wasn’t a ‘lifelong Democrat’

Once a Democrat, always a Democrat?That’s how Republican candidate for Florida attorney general Frank White attacked Ashley Moody in an ad last month.White, a member of the Florida House since 2016, lost Tuesday’s primary election to Moody, who was a...
Updated: 2 months ago
Jack Latvala on governor’s race: ‘I’m going to get in people’s faces’

Jack Latvala on governor’s race: ‘I’m going to get in people’s faces’

CLEARWATER — Jack Latvala will formally kick off his campaign for governor today promising something almost unprecedented in modern Florida history: He will be a governor focused entirely on the state’s future, not his own."Part of our problem in Tal...
Updated: 2 months ago