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.