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PolitiFact Florida: Looking back at fact-checks of George LeMieux

Published Jun. 20, 2012

One thing you can say about George LeMieux's campaign for U.S. Senate, which he ended on Wednesday: LeMieux wasn't afraid to throw a punch.

PolitiFact Florida fact-checked many of LeMieux's attacks on his Republican rival, U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV. In a video announcement, LeMieux said he would now support Mack's candidacy against incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla.

PolitiFact Florida fact-checked the LeMieux campaign on whether Mack lived in Florida, whether Mack had any job except at Hooters, whether Mack paid his child support, and how long it took Mack to finish college. Hint: The attacks were either Mostly False or False. See PolitiFact Florida's wrap-up of the LeMieux campaign here.