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PolitiFact Florida: Is Tampa the 'strip club capital of the world'?

It came up in Tallahassee this week.

State Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff, a Fort Lauderdale Republican, wanted to thwart claims that new destination resort casinos she supports would tarnish Florida’s family-friendly rep.

"People do not go to South Beach to see Mickey Mouse. They just don't," she said at the end of debate on her gambling bill Monday. "They go there for different reasons. We have the strip club capital of the world in Tampa. I hate to say it out loud, but we do. We have not ruined our family-friendly image."

It's been said about Tampa many times, but is it true? PolitiFact Florida decided to review the evidence.

On a more serious note, they also fact-checked an ad from a super PAC targeting Newt Gingrich. The ad has some truth in it, but also one claim that's Pants on Fire.

Angie Drobnic Holan

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