1. St. Petersburg's Anna Paulina Luna and her congressional campaign have been dismissed from a lawsuit brought by the family of a 9-year-old boy who was bitten by a Belgian Malinois named Gunner that the congresswoman says is owned by her husband.
  2. Ron DeSantis speaks at a news conference last year at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, where he announced voter fraud arrests across the state.
  3. Alan Clendenin, 2023 candidate for Tampa City Council
  4. “I’m pretty at peace with it,” former Clearwater Mayor Frank Hibbard said of his sudden resignation. “It doesn’t mean I haven’t stopped mulling it over. I can’t not do that for a while.”
  5. John Robert Ring Jr., left, at Mayor Jane Castor's campaign kickoff at the Hotel Haya in December. Ring had used an alias Giovanni "Gio" Fucarino to become a fixture in city politics in recent months. He was arrested recently for violating his sexual offender status.
  6. State law allows governors to use state planes for political and personal travel for security reasons but, as Gov. Ron DeSantis conducts a national book tour in anticipation of a likely presidential campaign, questions are mounting about whether taxpayer funds have been used to finance his travel and other political operations.
  7. This combination of the photos shows former President Donald Trump, left, and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, right.
  8. NAACP Hillsborough County Branch President Yvette Lewis is pictured at a news conference outside Tampa Park Plaza on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. The NAACP may consider issuing a travel advisory for tourists to Florida.
  9. A supporter of former President Donald Trump takes a break outside his Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Fla., Tuesday, March 21, 2023.
  10. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis made his first public comments about the possible indictment of former President Donald Trump.
  11. An image taken from a federal criminal complaint shows Mitchell Todd Gardner, circled, spraying a liquid toward U.S. Capitol police officers on Jan. 6, 2021.
  12. Members of the Clearwater City Council, from left, David Allbritton, Kathleen Beckman, Frank Hibbard, Mark Bunker, and Lina Teixeira, attend a meeting on Thursday, March 2, 2023.
  13. Former state Sen. Janet Cruz (left) and incumbent Lynn Hurtak (right) face each other in the April 25 runoff for the citywide District 3 seat on the Tampa City Council.
  14. Sydney Aitcheson, 21, is the President of the FAMU chapter of the NAACP. The Times spoke with Aitcheson and other FAMU students about the tension of balancing fear of repercussions with their commitment to resistance as the legislature attacks diversity initiatives in education.
  15. Then-President Donald Trump shakes hands with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as he arrives at Tyndall Air Force Base to view damage from Hurricane Michael, and attend a political rally, May 8, 2019.
  16. Voters in several Pinellas County municipalities had ballot decisions to make on Tuesday. Check here for results.
  17. Sonja P. Brookins, left, and Robin Lockett are the first two Black women to advance to a runoff election for City Council seats in Tampa's history. The runoff is April 25.
  18. Adrian Petrila (left) and Alan Johnson face off as mayoral candidates in Tuesday's St. Pete Beach election. [Courtesy of the candidates]
  19. Mayor Jane Castor greets onlookers during the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. parade in Tampa last year. The mayor has had some stumbles in her first term, but Black leaders mostly praise her willingness to listen to their concerns.
  20. Tampa City Council member Lynn Hurtak looks at election results on a cell phone during a watch party at the Corner Club in Seminole Heights on election night.
  21. Gov. Ron DeSantis holds up his book as he talks to the audience while on stage during an event at the OCC Road House & Museum 10575 49th Street North on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 in Pinellas Park.
  22. Anna Paulina Luna speaks to a crowd during the Keep Florida Free Tour on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022, in Tampa.
  23. Tampa Mayor Jane Castor won Tuesday's city election without an opponent, but with four City Council runoff elections looming, much remains up in the air about her second term.
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