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.


  1. In this 2017 photo, Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey demonstrates the 'Wheel of Fugitive' board, in which a “fugitive of the week” is selected in a mock game show.
  2. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio waits for his time to speak during a roundtable hosted by the Republican National Committee in Doral, on Wednesday June 8, 2022.
  3. Former President Donald Trump speaks at a rally Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, in Waukesha, Wis.
  4. Former President Donald Trump departs Trump Tower, Wednesday in New York, on his way to the New York attorney general's office for a deposition in a civil investigation.
  5. The door used to break into Suite 600 of the Watergate Hotel and Office Building in 1972 is seen from the stairwell in February 2016.
  6. A Donald Trump supporter stands on a bridge outside the entrance to former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, in Palm Beach, Fla. The FBI searched Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate as part of an investigation into whether he took classified records from the White House to his Florida residence, people familiar with the matter said Monday. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
  7. Drag queen Kat Wilderness performs for guests during a drag brunch at R House Wynwood in Miami on April 9.
  8. People wait in line to check into their reservations for a Drag Brunch at R House Wynwood in Miami, on Saturday, April 9, 2022.
  9. Members of the Uhuru Movement interrupted a candidate forum with jeers and chants on July 10, 2017, at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront. The incident was one of several where locals recall the group becoming increasingly contentious at city political events during that period.
  10. There are a number of ongoing probes regarding former president Donald Trump's time in office.
  11. Andrew Warren at a press conference hours after Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended him from his job as Hillsborough State Attorney.
  12. Supporters are pushing for a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow recreational use of marijuana in Florida.
  13. Two Pinellas-Pasco Circuit judges and a Pinellas County judge are facing challengers in the Aug. 23 primary. Additionally, three attorneys are vying for an open seat on the bench in county court.
  14. Jennifer Eady was among the people who turned out Monday night to show support for former President Donald Trump after his Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach was raided by the FBI earlier in the day.
  15. The Republican candidates for District 7 Hillsborough County Commission are Chase Harrison, left, and Joshua Wostal.
  16. Republican District 4 Hillsborough County Commission candidates Michael Joseph Owen, left, and Noelle Licor.
  17. Police stand outside an entrance to former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, Monday in Palm Beach. Trump said in a lengthy statement that the FBI was conducting a search of his Mar-a-Lago estate and asserted that agents had broken open a safe.
  18. Former president Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida.
  19. U.S. District Judge Mark Walker speaking during 2016 graduation ceremonies at the Florida State University College of Law. [Florida State College of Law]
  20. Matthew Terry's booking photo after he was arrested in the murder of Hillsborough teacher Kay Baker. The state will seek the death penalty against him.
  21. Grant Park Christian Academy will not have to follow new federal laws regarding sexual orientation and gender identity in order to continue receiving federal school lunch dollars, the school’s lawyers said Monday.
  22. View of the land that once housed the Champlain Tower South in Surfside, Florida after the rubble was cleared out, on August 10, 2021.
  23. Assistant principal Kim Hedgspeth, wearing green, leads the Sanders Memorial Elementary faculty through an hourlong review of Florida's new parental rights laws on Aug. 3, 2022 — their first day back to work for the new school year.
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