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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]
  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.)
  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)
  4. OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times 
Sean "Diddy"? Combs pumps up the Tallahassee crowd during an Andrew Gillum pep rally before Election Day.
  5. [Photo illustration by Ron Borresen | Tampa Bay Times] [[Ron Borresen | Tampa Bay Times]]
  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
  11. The Pod Save America podcasters, from left, Jon Lovett, Jon Favreau, Dan Pfeiffer and Tommy Vietor were all Obama White House veterans. They now help the hugely popular podcast that riffs on politics and the media.  Photo courtesy Crooked Media
  12. Gun buyers look through a selection of AR-15 rifles at the In Guns We Trust LLC booth during the Tampa Gun Show on Feb. 24 at the State Fairgrounds. (CHRIS URSO   |   Times)
  13. Florida Gov. Rick Scott addresses a joint session of the Florida Legislature Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Tallahassee. (Scott Keeler/The Tampa Bay Times via AP) FLPET102
  14. FILE - In this May 24, 2016 file photo, House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla. testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington.   DeSantis announced Friday, Jan. 5, 2018,  heâ\u0088\u009A¢â\u0080\u009A\u0082 \u0308â\u0080\u009A\u0084¢ll join a crowded field seeking to succeed Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who leaves office in early 2019 to term limits. DeSantisâ\u0088\u009A¢â\u0080\u009A\u0082 \u0308â\u0080\u009A\u0084¢ entry comes after President Donald Trump tweeted last month that DeSantis is "a brilliant young leader" who "would make a GREAT governor.â\u0088\u009A¢â\u0080\u009A\u0082 \u0308¬\u009D (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File) NY108
  15. Banners along South Adams Street welcome Florida Lawmakers back to Tallahassee in 2017 for the annual 60-day session. The Capitol can be seen in the background. (SCOTT KEELER   |   Times)
  16. Florida Governor Rick Scott delivers remarks during a roundtable discussion in Kissimmee, Fla., with central Florida elected official and community leaders about the influx to the Orlando, Fla., area of Puerto Rico residents impacted by Hurricane Maria, on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/TNS)
  17. Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land O'Lakes, addresses legislators and media at the end of the special session on Friday as Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart, left, and Gov. Rick Scott look on. [AP | Steve Cannon]
  18. Ryan Torrens, a 32-year-old attorney from Tampa, is a Democrat running for Florida Attorney General in 2018. [Photo courtesy of Ryan Torrens]
  19. CHRIS URSO   |   Times Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks about tourism numbers in Florida during a news conference at the Florida Aquarium Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 in Tampa.
  20. Richard Corcoran, right, is congratulated by state Sen. Mike Fasano after Corcoran won the election to be state representative for District 45 on Aug. 24, 2010. [Times (2010)]
  21. Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine speaks at a Tampa Tiger Bay Club meeting at the Ferguson Law Center in Tampa on Friday. (LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times)
  22. Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)
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