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Andrew Warren, bottom right, is seen leaving after a news conference Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, in Tallahassee. A federal judge is hearing a case in which Warren, who was ousted as Hillsborough state attorney by Gov. Ron DeSantis, is trying to get his job back.
Warren’s chief of staff said he thought Warren’s pledge not to prosecute abortion crimes was policy.
The current law says individuals running for federal office must resign. But some lawmakers think even under that law, DeSantis could run.
At issue is the company’s use of “Environmental, Social and Governance,” or ESG, standards.
Steele this year reported a net worth topping $408 million.

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  1. Web designer Lorie Smith is shown in her office on Nov. 7 in the southwest part of Littleton, Colo. The Supreme Court is being warned about the potentially dire consequences of a case next week involving Smith, a Christian graphic artist, who objects to designing wedding websites for same-sex couples.
  2. Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Barack Obama D-Ill., celebrates with his supporters after his victory in the Iowa caucus in 2008. With the Democratic Party increasingly becoming a party of diversity, Iowa’s lack of it left the state without much of a rationale for leading the way.
  3. Tampa Mayor Jane Castor so far faces two little-known challengers as she seeks a second term.
  4. A Venezuelan migrant is led onto a bus at St. Andrews Episcopal Church on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, in Edgartown, Mass on the island of Marthas Vineyard. Florida flew a group of 48 migrants to the island from Texas.
  5. Tampa Police Chief Mary O'Connor recently told a Pinellas County sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop that she lives in Oldsmar. Tampa requires department heads, including the police chief, must live in city limits. A city spokeswoman says O'Connor also leases a condo in Tampa and lives in both places.
  6. Guests crowd Main Street USA in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022.
  7. Suspended Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren speaks during a news conference Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, in Tampa.
  8. U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla. is in the running for chairmanship of the powerful U.S. Ways and Means Committee. [CHRIS O'MEARA | Associated Press]
  9. Suspended Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren speaks during a news conference Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022 in Tallahassee.
  10. Former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club is seen in the aerial view in Palm Beach on Aug. 31, 2022. A federal appeals court has halted an independent review of documents seized from the estate, removing a hurdle the Justice Department said had delayed its criminal investigation into the retention of top secret government information.
  11. Tampa City Council member Bill Carlson has been a leading critic of proposals to treat wastewater and diverting it to places where it could mix with the drinking water supply.
  12. Jimmy Patronis, chief financial officer of the state of Florida, announced Thursday that the state will immediately freeze about $1.43 billion in long-term securities and about $600 million in short-term overnight investments managed by BlackRock.
  13. Andrew Warren, bottom right, is seen leaving after a news conference Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, in Tallahassee. A federal judge is hearing a case in which Warren, who was ousted as Hillsborough state attorney by Gov. Ron DeSantis, is trying to get his job back.
  14. Former Seminole County tax collector Joel Greenberg.
  15. Members of the Florida House of Representatives work during a legislative session at the Florida State Capitol, on March 8, 2022, in Tallahassee.
  16. Nick Fuentes, a right-wing podcaster, center, speaks in front of flags that say, "America First," at a pro-Trump march, on Nov. 14, 2020, in Washington. Former President Donald Trump had dinner on Nov. 22, 2022, at his Mar-a-Lago club with the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, who is now known as Ye, as well as Nick Fuentes, who has used his online platform to spew antisemitic and white supremacist rhetoric.
  17. Former President Donald Trump speaks at the Minden Tahoe Airport in Minden, Nevada, on Oct. 8, 2022.
  18. A syringe with the COVID vaccine.
  19. U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, listens to a question during a University of Florida board of trustees meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. The board later chose him to become UF's 13th president, starting in February.
  20. Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during the Don't Tread on Florida Stop at Everglades Equipment Group in Boynton Beach on Nov. 7.
  21. Suspended Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren, left, looks on as attorney Jean-Jacques Cabou speaks during a news conference Aug. 17 in Tallahassee. Cabou asked public safety czar Larry Keefe on Wednesday whether he spoke to Tampa’s current police chief, or former police Chief Jane Castor, or spoke with anyone in Warren’s office, or any victims’ rights groups about Warren’s performance. Keefe said he did not.
  22. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to a crowd of supporters during his election night party at the Tampa Convention Center on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Tampa.
  23. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at an annual leadership meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition on Nov. 19, 2022, in Las Vegas. DeSantis is scheduled to publish an autobiography in February 2023.
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