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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.
“You can’t give me the name of a single Democrat you talked to besides the sheriff of Orange County?” the judge asked.
The current law says individuals running for federal office must resign. But some lawmakers think even under that law, DeSantis could run.
The Department of Corrections has a “zero tolerance” policy. The former officer is suing.

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  1. Former President Donald Trump speaks at the Minden Tahoe Airport in Minden, Nevada, on Oct. 8, 2022.
  2. A syringe with the COVID vaccine.
  3. 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.
  4. Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during the Don't Tread on Florida Stop at Everglades Equipment Group in Boynton Beach on Nov. 7.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Emboldened House Democrats ushered in a new generation of leaders on Wednesday with Rep. Hakeem Jeffries elected to be the first Black American to head a major political party in Congress as long-serving Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her team step aside next year.
  9. Suspended Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren, left, looks on as attorney Jean-Jacques Cabou, center, and attorney David Singer are seen during an August news conference in Tampa. Warren has filed a federal suit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis who suspended him.
  10. Ron DeSantis, who shares a name with the governor, poses for a portrait at his home on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Dunedin.
  11. This artist sketch depicts the trial of Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes, left, as he testifies before U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta on charges of seditious conspiracy in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, in Washington.
  12. Suspended Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren speaks to reporters before a federal court hearing on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, in Tallahassee.
  13. A Venezuelan migrant waves to a crowd before leaving St. Andrews Episcopal Church on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, in Edgartown, Mass on the island of Marthas Vineyard. A group of 48 migrants was flown to the island from Texas earlier this week, leaving them stranded.
  14. A former sergeant for the Florida Department of Corrections is going to an appeals court to overturn his firing for medical marijuana use.
  15. Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren, left, sued Gov. Ron DeSantis in federal court after the governor suspended him from office.
  16. A Tampa police officer's body-worn camera captured the Aug. 18 arrest of Romona Oliver on charges of voter fraud for voting illegally in 2020. Oliver, 55, spent 18 years in prison on a second-degree murder charge, making her ineligible to vote.
  17. Judge Jamie Grosshans in Tallahassee as Gov. Ron DeSantis looks on.
  18. Tampa Mayor Jane Castor, a Democrat, told the Tampa Bay Times in January that she planned to a run for a second term.
  19. Golf carts line the streets near the Brownwood Paddock Square area pictured on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022 in The Villages.
  20. Far-right activist Nick Fuentes holds a rally at the Lansing Capitol in Lansing, Mich. on Nov. 11, 2020. Former President Donald Trump had dinner Tuesday, 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 Fuentes, who has used his online platform to spew antisemitic and white supremacist rhetoric.
  21. Jim Waurishuk, chairman of the Hillsborough County Republican Party. [Times (2016)]
  22. Ron DeSantis speaks at a news conference in Fort Lauderdale on Aug. 18, 2022, when he announced voter fraud arrests across the state.
  23. Could Paxlovid solve one of the pandemic’s biggest puzzles? A new study at Stanford University aims to find out.
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