The Buzz on Florida Politics

For the Tampa seat, the governor is backing a different candidate than Senate Republican leadership.
DeSantis endorsed Jay Collins, a veteran, for the Senate seat last week. Senate leadership had supported Harrison.
The law targeted companies such as Facebook and Twitter over decisions to remove politicians and other users.


  1. Gov. Ron DeSantis
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Gov. Ron DeSantis, center, signs a 15-week abortion ban into law, Thursday, April 14, 2022, in Kissimmee, Fla.
  7. Ron DeSantis speaks before he signs the state budget at The Villages, Florida, on June 2, 2022.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Sarrah Vesselov, 44, is a married mother of two and small business owner. She poses for a portrait May 13 while working as a graphic designer from her shop, the Your Turn Cafe in Zephyrhills. She said her family, her education and her business would not be possible if she hadn't had access legal abortion at age 19.
  11. Reproductive freedoms are under threat, but abortion in Florida is legal, for now.
  12. More than 1,000 activists gathered in downtown Tampa in support of abortion rights in May.
  13. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis holds up a 15-week abortion ban law after signing it, Thursday, April 14, 2022, in Kissimmee.
  14. Democrat Alan Cohn has filed to run for the District 15 congressional seat.
  15. The U.S. Supreme Court on June 23, 2022, struck down New York's law on concealed carry of handguns.
  16. Florida Sen. Rick Scott, left, speaks to Marco Rubio before a forum in Doral in 2019.
  17. Publix, the state's largest private employer, has announced that it will not be offering the newly approved vaccine for children ages 4 and under.
  18. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., arrives to speak at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s “Road to Majority” event Friday in Nashville, Tenn.
  19. Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Craig Latimer.
  20. Republican Shawn Harrison is a former Tampa City Council and state House member.
  21. Former Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum leaves federal court in Tallahassee on June 22, 2022, after being indicted on wire fraud and other counts.
  22. U.S. District Judge Mark Walker speaking during 2016 graduation ceremonies at the Florida State University College of Law.
  23. Tampa City Council member Orlando Gudes paid back taxes and a penalty to the Hillsborough County Property Appraiser's Office last month for improperly claiming a homestead exemption on a residence.
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