Adam C. Smith - Former Times Political Editor

Former Times Political Editor

Adam C. Smith was the Political Editor for the Tampa Bay Times.

  1. 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.
  2. Gov. Ron DeSantis, center, John Morgan, left, and U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, right, during a press conference to pressure state legislators and give them a mid March deadline to repeal a law that prohibits smokable forms of medical marijuana at Kraft Azalea Garden in Winter Park on Thursday. (Photo by Willie J. Allen Jr.)
    It was striking to see the mega-rich personal injury lawyer standing beside the conservative new governor Thursday.
  3. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis makes a statement on holding government officials accountable in Fort Lauderdale at the Ron Cochran Public Safety Complex Courtyard on Jan. 11, after he names former Coral Springs police Sgt. Gregory Tony to replace Scott Israel  as Broward County sheriff. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald/TNS)
    Florida’s new governor is making news left and right.
  4. OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times 
Sean "Diddy"? Combs pumps up the Tallahassee crowd during an Andrew Gillum pep rally before Election Day.
    Ron DeSantis won the 10 Florida counties with the highest turnout and 26 of the top 30. It’s become a thing for the GOP.
  5. [Photo illustration by Ron Borresen | Tampa Bay Times]
    Are Floridians better off than when Democrats were in control?
  6. Senator and budget chairman Jack Latvala, R- Clearwater, left, was cleared of criminal charges by a state prosecutory Thursday. (SCOTT KEELER   |   Times)
  7. SCOTT KEELER   |   Times Florida gubernatorial candidate Gwen Graham, turns in a personal check for $1,200 to the Office of Open Government. The fee paid to fulfill her public records request for all correspondence relating to Florida Governor Rick Scott's office and the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills. 14 people died at the facility as a result of Hurricane Irma.
  8. Dominic Girard, 3, from New Port Richey, Fla., plays on in the surf while a large crowd holds hands along the water for the Hands Across the Sand event, on Saturday on Indian Rocks Beach.  This is an annual event held globally to raise awareness about the dangers of dirty fuels and the need to speed the transition to available, affordable, clean energy solutions. MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE   |   Times
  9. Gov. Rick Scott is running for the U.S. Senate, which he made official at an event in Orlando. [Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel/TNS]
  10. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Parkland, Fla., school shootings and school safety, Wednesday, March 14, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) DCJM109