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Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody speaks during a press conference with Gov. Ron DeSantis at the Polk County Sheriff's Office, on Monday, April 19, 2021.
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The former president reportedly wants to bring slot machines to his Doral resort
The committee received half its contributions in two chunks: $5 million from Chicago hedge-fund manager Kenneth Griffin and $2.8 million from the Republican Governors Association.

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  1. CONNECT, Florida's Online Reemployment Assistance System.
  2. In this Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 photo, released by the Mote Marine Laboratory, a Goliath Grouper swims at Mote Aquarium in Sarasota, Fla.  Florida may lift its three-decade ban on catching and killing goliath groupers. Wildlife officials are proposing, Wednesday, May 12, 2021,  a “limited harvest” of the giant coastal fish, saying their numbers have rebounded sufficiently since they were almost driven to extinction by overfishing and environmental damage.
  3. Officials from the city of Tampa, Related Group and Invictus Development LLC attend a protest hearing about the Rome Yard bid Wednesday.
  4. House Speaker Chris Sprowls, R- Palm Harbor, far left, and  Senate President Wilton Simpson, R-Spring Hill, far right, listen as Gov. Ron DeSantis delivers his address during the joint session of the Florida Legislature at the Capitol in Tallahassee on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.
  5. Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks to reporters after House Republicans voted to oust her from her leadership post as chair of the House Republican Conference because of her repeated criticism of former President Donald Trump.
  6. Protesters and activists take to the streets of downtown St. Petersburg on Thursday September 3, 2020 as they mark the 100th day of protests in the city.
  7. Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody speaks during a press conference with Gov. Ron DeSantis at the Polk County Sheriff's Office, on Monday, April 19, 2021.
  8. Senate President Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby, listens to the State of the State address being delivered by Gov. Ron DeSantis at the Capitol in Tallahassee during Opening Day of the Florida Legislature on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.
  9. An eight-episode show called “Life’s Rewards” started streaming Monday on platforms including Amazon Prime, YouTube, GoUSA TV and Places.Travel. that is financed in part by Visit Florida and Visit St. Pete/Clearwater.
  10. Tampa Mayor Jane Castor waves as she exits the polls after she cast her ballot in person during early voting at Amalie Arena, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020 in Tampa. On right is Castor's partner Ana Cruz. Also present was Castor's son Seely Bevan. After talking with reporters, Castor took photos with the Stanley Cup, won by the Tampa Bay Lightning, that was on site at Thunder Alley for people to see.
  11. Surrounded by lawmakers, Florida Gov.Ron DeSantis speaks at the end of a legislative session, Friday, April 30, 2021, at the Capitol in Tallahassee.
  12. Jeffrey Epstein appears in court in West Palm Beach in 2008.
  13. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis talks with fellow patrons before the opening ceremony of the Walker Cup golf tournament last week.
  14. State Representative Ben Diamond announces he is running for congress outside the USF St. Petersburg Nelson Poynter Memorial Library Monday, May 10, 2021.
  15. Florida voters in 2016 approved the legalization of medical pot in a process to amend the constitution that got more difficult after lawmakers passed a bill that caps contributions to committees backing ballot initiatives to $3,000.
  16. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., addresses attendees during a rally featuring himself and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., Friday, May 7, 2021, in The Villages, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
  17. Aerial photo of the construction site of the Sarah Vande Berg Tennis and Wellness Center. Courtesy of the Sarah Vande Berg Tennis and Wellness Center
  18. Democratic candidate for Florida governor Charlie Crist meets with Miami-Dade Democratic Cuban Americans on Saturday at Tropical Park in Miami. Next to the congressman is Kassandra Timothe. She is running for North Miami City Council District 2.
  19. Kids try to buy vaping products at Tubular Tokes smoke shop in St. Petersburg, despite signs that tell them they are too young. “We get some great fake IDs,” owner Skylar Strickland said. “Then we laugh in their faces and tell them to get the hell out.” On Friday, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law aligning the state's legal age limit with federal statute.
  20. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., left, and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., address attendees of a rally, Friday in The Villages.
  21. The Trump Justice Department secretly seized the phone records of three Washington Post reporters who covered the federal investigation into ties between Russia and Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, the newspaper said Friday.
  22. Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Gem sits at the Port of Miami.
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