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Florida Gov. 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. DeSantis said Warren had “put himself publicly above the law” by signing letters saying he would not enforce laws prohibiting gender-affirming care for minors or laws limiting abortion.
“Our government is a government of laws, not a government of men,” DeSantis said.
Who else can the governor remove, and for what reasons? And what’s next for Warren?
Both Democratic candidates for governor talked affordability, abortion, education and more in televised forums Wednesday.
Dockery, the husband of former state Sen. Paula Dockery, played a leading role in reshaping Florida politics.


  1. Andrew Warren at a press conference hours after Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended him from his job as Hillsborough State Attorney.
  2. Supporters are pushing for a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow recreational use of marijuana in Florida.
  3. Two Pinellas-Pasco Circuit judges and a Pinellas County judge are facing challengers in the Aug. 23 primary. Additionally, three attorneys are vying for an open seat on the bench in county court.
  4. Jennifer Eady was among the people who turned out Monday night to show support for former President Donald Trump after his Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach was raided by the FBI earlier in the day.
  5. Republican candidates for District 7 Hillsborough County Commission, Chase Harrison (left) and Joshua Wostal.
  6. Republican District 4 Hillsborough County Commission candidates Michael Joseph Owen, left, and Noelle Licor.
  7. Police stand outside an entrance to former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, Monday in Palm Beach. Trump said in a lengthy statement that the FBI was conducting a search of his Mar-a-Lago estate and asserted that agents had broken open a safe.
  8. Former president Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida.
  9. U.S. District Judge Mark Walker speaking during 2016 graduation ceremonies at the Florida State University College of Law. [Florida State College of Law]
  10. Matthew Terry's booking photo after he was arrested in the murder of Hillsborough teacher Kay Baker. The state will seek the death penalty against him.
  11. Grant Park Christian Academy will not have to follow new federal laws regarding sexual orientation and gender identity in order to continue receiving federal school lunch dollars, the school’s lawyers said Monday.
  12. View of the land that once housed the Champlain Tower South in Surfside, Florida after the rubble was cleared out, on August 10, 2021.
  13. Assistant principal Kim Hedgspeth, wearing green, leads the Sanders Memorial Elementary faculty through an hourlong review of Florida's new parental rights laws on Aug. 3, 2022 — their first day back to work for the new school year.
  14. Century Tower sits at the heart of the University of Florida campus in Gainesville, where a new survey suggests faculty morale is at a low point.
  15. Florida Power & Light secretly financed a spoiler candidate in a 2018 race for a Gainesville-area state Senate, according to internal documents from its political consulting firm. The utility’s cash allowed the Republican incumbent to beat off a strong challenge from a Democratic opponent.
  16. A screenshot of a video posted by ousted Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022.
  17. Voter guide.
  18. House District 62 candidate Wengay Newton.
  19. Berny Jacques, candidate for Florida House of Representatives District 59 seat.
  20. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
  21. Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo, front left, pictured on Nov. 18, 2021, in Brandon, Fla. Florida health officials have asked the state medical board to draft new policies that would likely restrict gender dysphoria treatments for transgender youth.
  22. Susan Lopez speaks during a news conference with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Thursday.
  23. Andrew Warren announces the indictment of two men in the unsolved murders of two women, including Linda Lanson, whose niece, Linda Sheffield, is at left. Gov. Ron DeSantis had removed Warren from office just hours earlier.
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