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The Buzz on Florida Politics

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Some of the rhetoric over the search has had particular resonance in South Florida.

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  1. Last October, Pinellas County Commissioner Dave Eggers unsuccessfully pushed his colleagues to initiate a referendum limiting commissioners to three terms, or 12 years. Eggers’ effort failed again in December and February. The board is pictured at its Feb. 8 meeting.
  2. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis wants the state Legislature to give law enforcement officers and other first responders easier access to temporary teaching certificates.
  3. 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.
  4. The Bidens have been vacationing in South Carolina since Aug. 10. First lady Jill Biden began experiencing symptoms on Monday and has tested positive for COVID.
  5. During the primary election on Aug. 23, voters in Pinellas County's District 58 will help decide who will represent them in the House for the next two years by narrowing the candidate field ahead of the general election in November.
  6. Sam Nashagh, James Judge and Jerry Torres are competing in the Republican primary for the rights to take on Democrat Kathy Castor in the U.S. House District 14 race.
  7. U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor faces her first primary opponent since being elected in 2006 in Christopher Bradley, a first-time candidate and cybersecurity expert.
  8. An aerial view of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate is seen Wednesday in Palm Beach. Court papers show that the FBI recovered documents labeled “top secret” from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.
  9. Kaleb Hobson-Garcia, a transgender man, drove from Tallahassee to speak in front of the Marriott Fort Lauderdale Airport as the Florida Board of Medicine met Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, to discuss proposed rules by the DeSantis administration to ban doctors from performing gender-confirming surgeries or providing puberty blockers to kids diagnosed with gender dysphoria.
  10. From left to right: Jim Lewis, Aramis Ayala and Daniel Uhlfelder are all vying in the Democratic primary race for Florida attorney general.
  11. From left, the candidates for the House District 56 race are Republicans Jayden Cocuzza, Scott Moore and Brad Yeager.
  12. Pinellas County Commission District 2 Republican primary candidates Debbie Buschman, left, and Brian Scott.
  13. Jennifer Wilson, Berny Jacques and Dipak Nadkarni are the Republican candidates for House District 59.
  14. In this image taken from FOX19 Cincinnati video, FBI officials gather outside the FBI building in Cincinnati, Thursday. An armed man decked out in body armor tried to breach a security screening area at the FBI field office.
  15. An email fundraising campaign by Tampa Republican state Senate hopeful Jay Collins comes with a prechecked box that makes donations recurring.
  16. Christina Pushaw listens during a news conference on Aug. 18, 2021, in Pembroke Pines.
  17. The notice filed by the Justice Department to the U.S. District Court South District of Florida informing the judge that lawyers for former President Donald Trump did not object to the government's motion to unseal the search warrant for Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, is photographed Friday, Aug. 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
  18. Gov. Ron DeSantis and Marcellus Osceola, Jr., chairman of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, pose for a photo at a signing ceremony on Friday, April 23, 2021.
  19. Rep. Michele Rayner (D - St. Petersburg), her Florida House District 70 predecessor Wengay Newton (top right) and political newcomer Jesse Philippe are in the Aug. 23 Democratic primary for the redrawn House District 62 seat that spans from south St. Petersburg to East Tampa, Gibsonton and Riverview.
  20. Hillsborough Sheriff Chad Chronister, left, and Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren have worked toward criminal justice reform, supported each other's campaigns and called each other friends, but Chronister said he has long had concerns about Warren's philosophy and prosecutorial decisions, which the sheriff said prompted him to support Gov. Ron DeSantis' decision to remove Warren from office.
  21. Owen, 13, Braelyn, 9, and Lori Kerrigan, 44, hold signs outside Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library during early voting on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, in Tampa.
  22. Hillsborough County Circuit Court Judge Jared Smith (left) is facing a challenge from Nancy Jacobs.
  23. Pallets with 355,000 vote-by-mail ballots loaded onto trucks by Hillsborough election officials to be delivered to the post office, on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Tampa.
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