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Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo, front left, gestures as speaks before a bill signing by Gov. Ron DeSantis, front right, Nov. 18, 2021, in Brandon.
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  1. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis reacts after signing HB 7, titled the "Individual Freedom" bill, also dubbed the "Stop Woke Act," at Mater Academy Charter Middle/High School in Hialeah Gardens, Florida, on Friday, April 22, 2022.
  2. House Speaker Chris Sprowls, R- Palm Harbor, far left, and  Senate President Wilton Simpson, R-Spring Hill, far right, listen as Gov. Ron DeSantis.
  3. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed a bill that would have changed the state's alimony laws.
  4. Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo, front left, gestures as speaks before a bill signing by Gov. Ron DeSantis, front right, Nov. 18, 2021, in Brandon.
  5. Flags during the St. Pete Pride Parade on Saturday, June 25, 2022 in St. Petersburg.
  6. One candidate in the race is leaning on online infuencers, such as “DC Drain," whose real name, Rogan O’Handley, seen here speaking at a rally in St. Petersburg last year.
  7. President Joe Biden with first lady Jill Biden delivers remarks before signing into law S. 2938, the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act gun safety bill in a ceremony in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Saturday, June 25.
  8. Victoria Lowe, an attorney poses for a photo, Friday, June 24, 2022 in Yardley, Pa. Lowe was working on her laptop at a coffee shop when she got word of the Supreme Court's decision on abortion. A tear welled in her eye when she talked about her reaction to the ruling.
  9. A woman wears an anti-gun T-shirt outside of the Supreme Court, following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in Washington, June 24. The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a New York state law that had restricted who could obtain a permit to carry a gun in public.
  10. Gov. Ron DeSantis
  11. Sharon Lettman-Hicks, center, leaves the federal courthouse on June 22, 2022 in Tallahassee after she and former candidate for governor Andrew Gillum were indicted.
  12. More than 1,000 activists gathered in downtown Tampa on May 14 in conjunction with hundreds of rallies in support of abortion rights held coast to coast and in Hawaii. The “Bans off our Bodies” rallies were organized after a leaked draft of a U.S. Supreme Court decision suggests it will overturn Roe v. Wade and the constitutional right to abortion.
  13. In this Jan. 9, 2019, photo, guests watch a show near a statue of Walt Disney and Micky Mouse in front of the Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista. The Walt Disney Co. said Friday that in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, employees who may need to travel to receive an abortion will receive a "travel benefit" designed to reimburse some or all of their expenses.
  14. People gather in Lafayette Park to see the White House illuminated with rainbow colors after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to legalize same-sex marriage on June 26, 2015.
  15. Gov. Ron DeSantis, center, signs a 15-week abortion ban into law, Thursday, April 14, 2022, in Kissimmee, Fla.
  16. Ron DeSantis speaks before he signs the state budget at The Villages, Florida, on June 2, 2022.
  17. Pro life signs are seen outside the All Women's Health Center of Clearwater on May 3. The Supreme Court has struck down the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case that recognized a Constitutional right to an abortion. States can now ban the procedure.
  18. People celebrate Friday outside the Supreme Court in Washington after the court released a decision that ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years.
  19. Sarrah Vesselov, 44, is a married mother of two and small business owner. She poses for a portrait May 13 while working as a graphic designer from her shop, the Your Turn Cafe in Zephyrhills. She said her family, her education and her business would not be possible if she hadn't had access legal abortion at age 19.
  20. Reproductive freedoms are under threat, but abortion in Florida is legal, for now.
  21. More than 1,000 activists gathered in downtown Tampa in support of abortion rights in May.
  22. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis holds up a 15-week abortion ban law after signing it, Thursday, April 14, 2022, in Kissimmee.
  23. Democrat Alan Cohn has filed to run for the District 15 congressional seat.
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