The Buzz on Florida Politics

Voter guide.
Here’s who is on the primary ballot in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties and where they stand on guns, abortion, housing and more.
Hillsborough County’s ousted state attorney raised thousands in contributions to a political committee.
A federal judge last year invalidated the compact, saying it violated federal Indian gaming law.
The governor says those arrested were people ineligible to vote because of felonies.


  1. Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, left, and Democratic U.S. Rep. Val Demings, right.
  2. An email fundraising campaign by Tampa Republican state Senate hopeful Jay Collins came with a prechecked box that makes donations recurring.
  3. Suspended Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren, left, and the lead lawyers on his legal team, Jean-Jacques Cabou, center, and David Singer, right, take questions from reporters after they filed suit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
  4. Gary Bradford, incumbent Christina Fitzpatrick and Shannon Wittwer are competing in the Republican primary for District 4 on the Pasco County Commission.
  5. The candidates in the Aug. 23 Republican primary for the 13th District congressional seat are, from left, Amanda Makki, Anna Paulina Luna and Kevin Hayslett.
  6. The Tampa City Council meets in the Old City Hall building at 315 E. Kennedy Blvd.
  7. Andrew Warren, right, is interviewed on CNN as communications adviser Grayson Kamm, center, and videographer Alan Rosenquist look on while in Warren's hotel room Wednesday in Tallahassee.
  8. Gov. Ron DeSantis and Marcellus Osceola Jr., chairman of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, pose for a photo at a signing ceremony on Friday, April 23, 2021.
  9. An aerial view of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate is seen Aug. 10 in Palm Beach.
  10. Gov. Ron DeSantis, shown on Aug. 19, 2021.
  11. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis reacts after publicly signing HB7, alternately dubbed the "individual freedom" law or the "stop woke" bill, during a news conference at Mater Academy Charter Middle/High School in Hialeah Gardens, Fla., on Friday, April 22, 2022. Three federal lawsuits, the latest filed Thursday, are challenging the law.
  12. Players from Cambridge Christian and Indian Rocks Christian pray after a football game in 2014. The Florida Department of Education is supporting Cambridge Christian in its ongoing court fight against the Florida High School Activities Association for not allowing the school to use the stadium's public address system for a prayer before the 2015 state championship game.
  13. An aerial view of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate is seen on Aug. 10  in Palm Beach.
  14. State Board of Education member Ryan Petty said he has “grave concerns” about some LGBTQ support guides provided to Florida students, teachers and school staff members.
  15. USA Gymnastics president Li Li Leung, pictured in 2021, said Wednesday there is “no question” abortion laws will play a factor in whether a state is chosen to host events like the U.S. championships.
  16. Xavier Rushin, a member of the Black Hammer Party, listens in Fayette County Magistrate Court on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. He and another member of the group are charged with multiple felonies stemming from an alleged kidnapping and sexual assault at the group's communal home in Fayetteville. Rushin is known within the group as Keno.
  17. Century Tower is a major landmark at the University of Florida, the State University System's flagship school. The state Board of Governors is looking closely at two candidates as it works to select a new chancellor to oversee the system.
  18. Suspended Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren, left, speaks during a news conference Wednesday with his attorney, Jean-Jacques Cabou, right, in Tallahassee.
  19. The Florida's governor's mansion.
  20. Campaign reports for Nikki Fried and Charlie Crist, who are seeking the Democratic nomination for Florida's governor, may not be as straightforward as they appear.
  21. Sen. Rick Scott and other law enforcement leaders from in and around Tampa Bay spoke to media Tuesday about a bill aimed at curbing the opioid epidemic.
  22. Last October, Pinellas County Commissioner Dave Eggers unsuccessfully pushed his colleagues to initiate a referendum limiting commissioners to three terms, or 12 years. Eggers’ effort failed again in December and February. The board is pictured at its Feb. 8 meeting.
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