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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. An unidentified Tampa Police officer speaks to a driver, who was pulled over for speeding, along Bayshore Boulevard Thursday, May 31, 2018, in Tampa. The driver of the vehicle asked not to be identified.
  2. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis publicly signs HB7, "individual freedom," also dubbed the "stop woke" bill during a news conference at Mater Academy Charter Middle/High School in Hialeah Gardens, Fla., on Friday, April 22, 2022. DeSantis also signed two other bills into laws including one regarding the "big tech" bill signed last year but set aside due to a court ruling, and the special districts bill, which relates to the Reedy Creek Improvement District. (Daniel A. Varela/Miami Herald via AP)
  3. Broward Sheriff’s Office Battalion Chief Nichole Notte, 41, is photographed at her home on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 in Fort Lauderdale. Notte, who was a first responder during the Champlain Towers South condo collapse in Surfside, has been dealing with post traumatic stress disorder and anxiety.
  4. Protesters and a counter protester get into a debate about abortion rights on Friday at North Straub Park in St. Petersburg. The Supreme Court on Friday stripped away women’s constitutional protections for abortion, a fundamental and deeply personal change for Americans' lives after nearly a half-century under Roe v. Wade. The court’s overturning of the landmark court ruling is likely to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states.
  5. Jillian Biltz, of Seminole, places a Sig Sauer MCX556 rifle on a display wall on Friday, June 19, 2020, at the Mad Dog Armory guns and ammo store in Largo.
  6. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed HB 7, titled the "Individual Freedom" bill and also known as the "Stop Woke Act," at Mater Academy Charter Middle/High School in Hialeah Gardens on April 22.
  7. House Speaker Chris Sprowls, R- Palm Harbor, far left, and  Senate President Wilton Simpson, R-Spring Hill, far right, listen as Gov. Ron DeSantis.
  8. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed a bill that would have changed the state's alimony laws.
  9. 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.
  10. Flags during the St. Pete Pride Parade on Saturday, June 25, 2022 in St. Petersburg.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
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  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. Gov. Ron DeSantis, center, signs a 15-week abortion ban into law, Thursday, April 14, 2022, in Kissimmee, Fla.
  21. Ron DeSantis speaks before he signs the state budget at The Villages, Florida, on June 2, 2022.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
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