Andrew Long - Politics Reporter

Politics Reporter

If there's one thing I've learned as an Idaho native and a rising Duke University junior, it's that oftentimes the world we're presented with and the one that exists outside our bubble are vastly different. My passions for writing and journalism both boil down to the fact that I believe knowledge is a right, not a privilege. This has motivated me to become the sports editor for The Chronicle, Duke's student newspaper, and inspired my fledgling career as a reporter here at the Times. Reach out with ideas, tips or anything related to Premier League soccer. I'm always all ears.

  1. Republican presidential candidate Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a fundraising event for U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson, R-Iowa, on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2023, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
  2. Members of the United States Air Force's 6th Air Refueling Wing jog between stations while competing in USAA's Salute To Service NFL Boot Camp Tuesday at AdventHealth Training Center in Tampa.
  3. Republican presidential candidate Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., speaks at the Republican Party of Iowa's 2023 Lincoln Dinner in Des Moines, on July 28.
  4. Bucs first-round draft pick Calijah Kancey was carted off the field Sunday after straining his right calf while making a sharp turn during a drill at AdventHealth Training Center in Tampa.
  5. On Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis cut more than a third of his massive 90-plus-person staff, trimming 38 jobs, multiple news outlets reported.
  6. A sign welcomes back students as cars pull up to Maximo Elementary School in St. Petersburg on Aug. 10, 2022, the first day of school.
  7. July 21• The Buzz on Florida Politics
    Attorney John Lauro, in a 2007 photo, is joining former President Donald Trump's legal team.
  8. An envelope with a vote-by-mail ballot inside is shown to the media at the Miami-Dade County Election Department on Oct. 1, 2020, in Doral.
  9. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is running for president, talks to a crowd Monday in Tega Cay, S.C.
  10. An image of Sgt. Maj. (retired) William “Billy” Waugh is displayed in a slide show during USSOCOM’s memorial ceremony for Waugh on Tuesday at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa.
  11. A large ship makes its way across the Sunshine Skyway bridge out into the Gulf of Mexico on Feb. 28 in St. Petersburg.
  12. Maddie’s Crossing, one of three pontoon boats used by the Clearwater Ferry, transports visitors between Clearwater and Dunedin on Friday, July 7, 2023, off Dunedin.
  13. Juan Flores of Miami, left, and Hermilo Lopez of Tampa participate in a June 30 rally to protest SB 1718, an immigration law that would, among other things, require immigrants to declare their citizenship or immigration status when receiving care at hospitals that accept Medicaid funding.
  14. Florida Rep. Robin Bartleman makes a point during a Local Administration and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee hearing in a legislative session, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, in Tallahassee. Bartleman co-sponsored a bill to expand Kidcare.
  15. The "Stay Woke Florida!" bus, featuring an image of civil rights icon John Lewis, seen parked at a voter outreach event in Tampa on Tuesday, June 20, 2023.
  16. Gavin Newsom speaks about the prevalence of gun violence at Santa Monica College on July 22, 2022.
  17. The Community Aging and Retirement Services (CARES) is building a new senior center on the corner of Fourth Street and Florida Avenue in Dade City. It is named for Agriculture Commissioner Wilton Simpson who donated the land for the building. Thursday, Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed more than $600,000 appropriated for the construction in the state budget year beginning July 1.
  18. June 12• The Buzz on Florida Politics
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his family wave to the crowd during the inauguration ceremony at the historic Florida Capitol in Tallahassee on Jan. 3, 2023.
  19. Florida Rep. Christine Hunschofsky watches during a hearing in a legislative session, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, in Tallahassee.