Adam C. Smith, Political Editor

Adam C. Smith

Political Editor

I've never wanted to be anything except be a reporter, other than a rock star or astronaut. As political editor I focus on state and national politics and am extraordinarily lucky to live and work in Tampa Bay, the biggest battleground region of America's biggest and most interesting battleground state, I have two daughters, a son, and a rescue mutt. I grew up in New York City and graduated from a Kenyon College, a liberal arts school that had no journalism class but plenty of Plato and Aristotle. I am a Big with Big Brothers Big Sisters, I drink way too much coffee, and I always want to hear news tips and/or story ideas.

Winner and loser of the week in Florida politics

Judge Robert Luck, right, smiles and gives brief remarks after being selected to the Florida Supreme Court by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, center, standing next to his wife, Casey, left, inside the media center at Check Hillel Community School. (CARL JUSTE | Miami Herald)
Winner of the week 1: The Federalist Society. The influential network of conservative lawyers has almost completed its transformation of Florida's...

Adam C. Smith: Florida may now have America’s most conservative Supreme Court

The Florida Supreme Court in Tallahassee. [Scott Keeler Tampa Bay Times]
Anyone reading this column probably will be dead by the time Florida has another Supreme Court that leans left.