PolitiFact Florida: Fact Checking Last Nights Republican Debate
Miami Herald/TB Times – The Republican debate in Tampa turned into a sparring match Monday night as Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney attacked each other on their records in political office.
Gingrich began the debate with a spirited defense of his record as speaker of the House of Representatives. He repeated a claim we’ve heard before, that “When I was speaker, we had four consecutive balanced budgets.” In fact, two of those balanced budgets occured after he left office. We rated that claim False.