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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...
Published: 09/17/18
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...
Published: 09/10/18
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 one month ago
PolitiFact Florida: Bill Nelson uses campaign consultants; he doesn’t steal from Medicare or Social Security

PolitiFact Florida: Bill Nelson uses campaign consultants; he doesn’t steal from Medicare or Social Security

A new attack ad portrays U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson as scamming his employees and the federal government by avoiding payroll taxes.The ad, released by Republican challenger Gov. Rick Scott, claims, "(Bill) Nelson doesn’t pay payroll taxes for his employee...
Updated one month ago
PolitiFact Florida: Gwen Graham lacks proof that Florida Gov. Rick Scott covered up Mosaic sinkhole

PolitiFact Florida: Gwen Graham lacks proof that Florida Gov. Rick Scott covered up Mosaic sinkhole

Gwen Graham says Florida needs a governor who will fight to protect clean water, unlike, she said, Gov. Rick Scott."When a sinkhole began dumping toxic water in Florida’s aquifer, Rick Scott tried to cover it up. I worked with the press to expose the...
Updated one month ago
PolitiFact Florida: Bill Nelson claims detained immigrant parents charged $8/minute to call their children. Is it true?

PolitiFact Florida: Bill Nelson claims detained immigrant parents charged $8/minute to call their children. Is it true?

Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson said the Trump administration reached a new low by charging detained immigrant parents high fees to call the children they were separated from at the border."The Trump administration has been charging detained parents, get...
Updated: 2 months ago
PolitiFact Florida: Jeff Greene targets Florida costs for Trump’s golf travel in TV ad

PolitiFact Florida: Jeff Greene targets Florida costs for Trump’s golf travel in TV ad

Jeff Greene, a Democrat billionaire running for Florida governor, has some close connections to President Donald Trump: He is a member of Trump’s Mar-A-Lago club, and they are neighbors in Palm Beach.But that hasn’t stopped Greene from criticizing Tr...
Updated: 2 months ago
PolitiFact Florida: Did Adam Putnam endorse a bill that gutted water quality regulations?

PolitiFact Florida: Did Adam Putnam endorse a bill that gutted water quality regulations?

The toxic green algae bloom spreading across Lake Okeechobee has seeped into the state’s political races, including Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam’s quest for Florida governor.The Democratic Governors Association slammed Putnam, a Republican, i...
Updated: 2 months ago
PolitiFact Florida: What Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has said on abortion

PolitiFact Florida: What Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has said on abortion

When President Donald Trump unveiled his second Supreme Court justice pick, Florida’s Democratic candidates for governor warned of dire consequences for access to abortion."With his pick of Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump has done everything in his ...
Updated: 2 months ago
PolitiFact Florida: Did Sen. Bill Nelson vote for higher taxes 349 times? No

PolitiFact Florida: Did Sen. Bill Nelson vote for higher taxes 349 times? No

For years, Republicans have criticized Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson for voting to raise taxes again and again.Nelson’s opponent in the 2012 U.S. Senate race, Connie Mack, claimed Nelson raised taxes 150 times. That claim grew to 272 before the Novembe...
Updated: 3 months ago