1. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., who led the Senate Republican campaign arm in the midterm elections, is surrounded by reporters as he walks to the historic Old Senate Chamber where he failed in a longshot bid to unseat Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022.
  2. “I’ve been very clear, I’m not done,” Hillsborough County Commissioner Kimberly Overman told the Tampa Bay Times on Friday morning. “But my next cycle is 2024 or 2026.”
  3. Florida candidates drew $12.96 million in campaign matching funds from the state this election cycle.
  4. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks to a crowd of supporters during a rally on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022 in Sun City Center.
  5. State Sen. Janet Cruz says she plans to run for Tampa City Council. She is the mother of Mayor Jane Castor's long-time partner, political consultant Ana Cruz.
  6. Former President Donald Trump works the crowd after he announces his bid for the presidency from his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022.
  7. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, left, is now being promoted by a growing group of establishment factions within the Republican Party as the replacement candidate for former President Donald Trump. Here, Trump arrives at Tyndall Air Force Base to view damage from Hurricane Michael in 2019.
  8. Former President Donald Trump announces he is running for president for the third time as he speaks at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Tuesday.
  9. In this Nov. 3, 2018, file photo, then-President Donald Trump stands behind then-gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis at a rally in Pensacola.
  10. On Tuesday morning, Disney announced new park-specific prices that are set to go into effect Dec. 8.
  11. Former President Donald Trump arrives to speak at Mar-a-Lago on Election Day last week in Palm Beach. Trump is preparing to launch his third campaign for the White House with an announcement Tuesday night.
  12. Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried speaks during a news conference outside the Pat Franks Court Building Monday, Aug. 22, 2022, in Tampa.
  13. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to a crowd of supporters during his election night party at the Tampa Convention Center on Nov. 8.
  14. Hillsborough County commissioner Pat Kemp, District 6, pictured during a meeting as the Environmental Protection Commission is considering a proposal to build a yard waste incinerator in Lutz near Idlewild Baptist Church, at the County Center, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022 in Tampa.
  15. Protesters fill the street in front of the Supreme Court after the court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in Washington, June 24, 2022.
  16. Former President Donald Trump, right, and Florida's governor Ron DeSantis held a COVID-19 and storm preparedness roundtable in Belleair, Florida, July 31, 2020.
  17. Signs promoting Charlie Crist and local Democratic candidates are among the items left at a Democratic field office the day after he lost his gubernatorial bid on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022, in Tampa.
  18. TJ Goodall of Tampa holds up a sign supporting Donald Trump during the Ron DeSantis election night party at the Tampa Convention Center on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022 in Tampa.
  19. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., arrives to speak at an event early Wednesday morning in Washington.
  20. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to a crowd of supporters during his election night party at the Tampa Convention Center on Tuesday. Statewide, nearly two-thirds of registered Republicans showed up to the polls, compared to just half of registered Democrats, according to a Tampa Bay Times analysis.
  21. Election workers sort early ballots for signature verification prior to tabulation inside the Maricopa County Recorders Office, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Phoenix.
  22. A girl waves to news cameras during the Ron DeSantis election night party at the Tampa Convention Center on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Tampa.
  23. From left, Ashley Moody won a second term as attorney general, Jimmy Patronis won a second term as chief financial officer and Senate President Wilton Simpson won the race for agricultural commissioner. (Photos special to the Times).
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