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The Buzz on Florida Politics

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announces the removal of Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren during a news conference Thursday at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office administration building in Tampa. DeSantis said Warren had “put himself publicly above the law” by signing letters saying he would not enforce laws prohibiting gender-affirming care for minors or laws limiting abortion.
“Our government is a government of laws, not a government of men,” DeSantis said.
Who else can the governor remove, and for what reasons? And what’s next for Warren?
Both Democratic candidates for governor talked affordability, abortion, education and more in televised forums Wednesday.
Dockery, the husband of former state Sen. Paula Dockery, played a leading role in reshaping Florida politics.

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  1. A screenshot of a video posted by ousted Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022.
  2. Voter guide.
  3. House District 62 candidate Wengay Newton.
  4. Berny Jacques, candidate for Florida House of Representatives District 59 seat.
  5. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
  6. Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo, front left, pictured on Nov. 18, 2021, in Brandon, Fla. Florida health officials have asked the state medical board to draft new policies that would likely restrict gender dysphoria treatments for transgender youth.
  7. Susan Lopez speaks during a news conference with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Thursday.
  8. Andrew Warren announces the indictment of two men in the unsolved murders of two women, including Linda Lanson, whose niece, Linda Sheffield, is at left. Gov. Ron DeSantis had removed Warren from office just hours earlier.
  9. Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist.
  10. Judge Renatha Francis, left, of the Palm Beach County circuit court, gives her remarks after being named the first time by Gov. Ron DeSantis, right, to the Florida Supreme Court during a press conference on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.
  11. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren.
  12. Former Florida Gov. Rick Scott, left, and former Gov. Charlie Crist, seen here in 2014.
  13. Rep. Fentrice Driskell, D-Tampa, center, speaks during a rally to show support for Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren, outside the Hillsborough County Courthouse Thursday in Tampa.
  14. C.C. "Doc" Dockery is seen in this Tampa Bay Times file photo. Dockery, who was raised on a tobacco farm and rose to be a prominent businessman and adviser to Republican politicians, died Monday at age 89.
  15. State Attorney Andrew Warren speaks during a news conference Thursday in Tampa just hours after being suspended by Governor Ron DeSantis.
  16. Judge Susan Lopez, left, acting Florida State Attorney for the 13th Judicial Circuit, speaks during a news conference with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, second from right, and Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody, right, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. DeSantis announced that he was suspending State Attorney Andrew Warren, of the 13th Judicial Circuit, due to "neglect of duty." (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
  17. Governor Ron DeSantis and Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren
  18. Andrew Warren Florida State Attorney of the 13th Judicial Circuit speaks alongside Tampa Police Chief Chief Mary O’Connor and her staff as they deliver a proclamation to the Florida Chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action on behalf of Mayor Jane Castor, deeming June 3 as National Gun Violence Awareness Day on Friday, June 3, 2022 in Tampa.
  19. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announces the removal of Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren during a news conference Thursday at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office administration building in Tampa. DeSantis said Warren had “put himself publicly above the law” by signing letters saying he would not enforce laws prohibiting gender-affirming care for minors or laws limiting abortion.
  20. Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist make their pitch to voters as the Democratic primary for governor approaches
  21. In this March 10, 2019, file photo, the remains of a beachfront property in Mexico Beach are seen five months after Hurricane Michael made landfall. A ratings agency has withdrawn ratings for two insurance companies and downgraded a third firm in Florida, raising concerns for homeowners who could end up paying more for insurance and further muddying a troubled market.
  22. Florida Senate President Wilton Simpson has been endorsed by former President Donald Trump and Gov. Ron DeSantis.
  23. President Joe Biden.
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