The Buzz on Florida Politics

President Donald Trump walks with Governor Ron DeSantis after arriving on Air Force One at PBIA on Nov. 26, 2019.
The Constitution would make it tough for the Sunshine State Republicans to run together unless one of them finds a new home.
It’s a historic win for the environment, but “we’re not going to pop the champagne just yet,” one environmentalist said.
Police reform is something Democrats and Republicans had “not been able to get consensus on ever,” one state senator said.
“If there are any openings on the governor’s comms team, I would love to throw my hat in the ring,” Pushaw wrote in a March email.


  1. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis attends a press conference on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at Palm Harbor University High School where he announced his proposal to give $1000 bonuses to school principals and teachers in Florida.
  2. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during the American Legislative Exchange Council Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
  3. U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor has proposed legislation that would limit federal funds and increase federal oversight for charter schools.
  4. A thunderstorm moves over Florida's Death Row at Union Correctional Institution in Raiford in 2018.
  5. The U.S. Capitol is seen in Washington, early Tuesday, July 27, 2021, as U.S. Capitol Police watch the perimeter. In the coming weeks, the agency will open its first ever-field offices: one outside Tampa, the other in the San Francisco area. Members of Congress said they were told the plan had been in the works for years, but it comes just months after the Jan. 6 insurrection plunged the agency into turmoil and reiterated Florida as a major source of threats toward Congress.
  6. Frank Artiles leaves the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in Miami, Florida, on Thursday, March 18, 2021.
  7. Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Gem sits at the Port of Miami, awaiting a hoped-for return to service.
  8. President Donald Trump walks with Governor Ron DeSantis after arriving on Air Force One at PBIA on Nov. 26, 2019.
  9. Workers the the city of St. Petersburg work to corral dead fish as they float near the St. Petersburg Municipal Marina on Friday, July 16, 2021, where the area’s Red Tide bloom persists on the Florida Gulf Coast.
  10. A screen grab of a tweet written by Ron DeSantis Press Secretary Christina Pushaw.
  11. FILE - This May 4 2021 file photo shows Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, center, speaking during a news conference at West Miami Middle School in Miami. (Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald via AP, File)
  12. In this June 4, 2019, file photo, Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried speaks during a meeting of the Florida cabinet, in Tallahassee. Fried announced Tuesday her office has suspended concealed carry weapons permits for 22 people involved in the U.S. Capitol breach.
  13. Rep. Fentrice Driskell, D-Tampa, talks to the audience that are in attendance at the Mayoral Panel on the Equal Rights Amendment at the Centre Club of Tampa in Tampa, Florida on Thursday, September 5, 2019.
  14. Joseph Saportas, a Democrat, has filed to run in what is now Pinellas County’s House District 67.
  15. FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, file photo, envelopes from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Reemployment Assistance Program are shown, in Surfside, Fla. Unemployment fraud in the U.S. has reached dramatic levels during the pandemic: more than $63 billion has been paid out improperly through fraud or errors since March 2020. Criminals are seizing on the opportunity created by the pandemic and are making false claims using stolen information. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
  16. Linda Martin's 115-year-old ballot box contains ballots from the 1906 election.
  17. U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, an Illinois Republican, said he has agreed to Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's request to join the select committee examining the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
  18. St. Petersburg mayoral candidate Wengay Newton poses for a portrait at his childhood home which he has donated to Pinellas County Habitat for Humanity pictured on June 17 in St. Petersburg
  19. Florida Senator Wilton Simpson, R- Trilby, left, greets Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, right, during a joint session of the Florida Legislature, Tuesday, January 14, 2020.
  20. Workers repair a park near the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 21, 2021, as senators struggle to reach a compromise over how to pay for nearly $1 trillion in public works spending, a key part of President Joe Biden's agenda.
  21. Screengrab of a Democratic National Committee online advertising campaign that will run in Cuban communities across Florida. Republicans have been calling for more action from President Joe Biden on Cuba for months.
  22. USF president Steve Currall speaks at a June 23 Board of Governors meeting in St. Petersburg, where a board member questioned whether the school was being aggressive enough about its goals.