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PolitiFact Florida to appear in Halifax Media Group papers

Fact-checking reports from Florida’s Truth-O-Meter can now be read in Halifax Media Group newspapers around the state, thanks to a new agreement between the Tampa Bay Times and Halifax Media Group.

Now, many of the Florida Truth-O-Meter rulings that appear in the Tampa Bay Times, TheMiami Herald and online at be available to newspaper readers in other Florida cities. The agreement will reach readers of the Sarasota Herald-TribuneThe Daytona Beach News-JournalThe Lakeland Ledger, theWinter Haven News ChiefThe Gainesville Sun, the Ocala Star-Banner, the Panama City News Herald, the Northwest Florida Daily News of Fort Walton Beach and the Leesburg Daily Commercial.

PolitiFact Florida helps readers sort out the truth in state politics. Our fact-checking reports hold politicians and candidates accountable for their comments and political advertising. PolitiFact Florida is fact-checking the Florida governor’s race, the state’s congressional delegation in Washington and potential 2016 presidential candidates from Florida, among other topics. We also fact-check statements made about popular issues, such as education, immigration and the economy.

"We are excited to broaden our reach so that more newspaper readers will be able to sort out the truth in politics," said Tampa Bay Times Editor Neil Brown. "With statewide elections set for November, we are anticipating an even larger audience our award-winning fact checking."