Angie Holan

Fact-Checking Jeb Bush

Nov 14, 2014

The 2014 midterm elections are over.

So it's on the the 2016 presidential race, right?   

Too soon?

Well, it wasn't too soon for a lot of would-be presidential hopefuls to use the midterm races to get a little bit of exposure - among them former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.

And Bush was talking about some of his signature issues like education, along with voter touchstones like the economy.

If you watch television is the state of Florida, you have probably seen a TV ad from the Republican Party of Florida featuring a man who says he was swindled by Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein.

Governor Rick Scott is traveling the state this week -- in full campaign mode -- following a 60-day legislative session that produced a number of things he can use on the campaign trail... not the least of which are tax and fee cuts.

He's also claiming victory for a law that will allow the children of undocumented immigrants in-state tuition rates.

But you don't have to travel too far back in time to hear Scott opposing that kind of law.

Fact-Checking GOP Attacks on Alex Sink

Nov 13, 2013

The Republican Party of Florida hasn't wasted any time in attacking Democrat Alex Sink, who has just announced she will run for the congressional seat of the late Bill Young.

Just hours after Sink announced, the Florida GOP posted a YouTube video that criticized Sink on a number of issues.

For one thing, the video's text reads, "...Florida's CFO (Chief Financial Officer) Alex Sink oversaw a 27 billion dollar loss in the state's pension fund."

Driverless Car Accident-Free? Mostly True

Mar 27, 2013

When former Florida Governor Jeb Bush told the recent Conservative Political Action Conference -- CPAC -- that driverless cars being tested have driven 300,000 accident-free miles, he was mostly accurate.

PolitiFact heard about that statement delivered during a speech about the technological superiority of the United States and decided to check it out.

And, PolitiFact's Angie Holan said they found the statement to be mostly true.