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PolitiFact Florida previews Friday's gubernatorial debate between Scott, Crist

PolitiFact Florida is ramping up the Truth-O-Meter heading into the first gubernatorial debate of the election on Friday in Miramar.

The candidates, who are battling for the Hispanic vote ahead of the Nov. 4 election, will face questions at Telemundo's studio at 11 a.m., and the debate will air at 7 p.m. The candidates will answer questions in English, and the station will translate into Spanish.

PolitiFact Florida, a partnership of the Tampa Bay Times and Miami Herald, will fact-check the Telemundo debate. (Follow us on Twitter at @PolitiFactFL and suggest fact-checks with #PolitiFactThis).

Scott, a Republican, and Crist, a Democrat, are likely to repeat or tweak familiar talking points about education spending, the economy and Obamacare. We've already fact-checked some claims that specifically relate to Hispanics, including the state's attempt to purge suspected noncitizens from the voter rolls and the battle in Florida to give in-state tuition to young people brought to the country illegally.

Read the rest of PolitiFact Florida's debate preview here.

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