Tag: PolitiFact
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Staff ReportsAugust 28, 2018
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PolitiFact, the Poynter Institute’s fact-checking arm, has named its first managing editor: Katie Sanders, currently the organization’s deputy editor. Executive editor Aaron Sharockman made the announcement on his Twitter feed. Sanders is a former member of the Tampa Bay Times and Miami Herald’s combined capital bureau. She helped launch PunditFact in 2013, and has held the deputy […]

Drew WilsonJune 22, 2018
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St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman slammed Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum in an email Friday for “using dirty Republican tricks and tactics” to smear primary rival Gwen Graham. The email, sent out by Graham’s campaign, is the latest round of drama relating to Collective SuperPAC. It’s connected to The Collective, a national group that supports African-American […]

Scott PowersDecember 7, 2017
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The harshest exchange of the 2018 governor’s race thus far between a Democrat and a Republican just occurred as Democratic candidate Andrew Gillum called Republican candidate Adam Putnam “racist” Thursday, responding to Putnam’s tweet about their policy dispute over undocumented residents and sanctuaries. Thanks for the Half True, @PolitiFactFL. @AndrewGillum wants to make Florida a […]

Peter SchorschNovember 2, 2016
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Consider the eye-grabbing Tampa Bay Times’ front-page headline Wednesday: $43M spent to limit solar. Beyond the silliness of assuming that every dollar utilities donated this cycle is part of a plot to fight rooftop solar — as if there is nothing else they care about — the story is screwed up six ways to Sunday. If a politician were […]

Mitch PerrySeptember 19, 2016
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Trying to build up his numbers with the Hispanic vote in Florida, Democratic Senate hopeful Patrick Murphy made a campaign stop at Arco-Iris, a Cuban eatery in West Tampa on Monday afternoon. The restaurant sits in one of the most highly concentrated districts of Hispanic voters in all of Florida, and is a staple for Democrats running […]


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