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Wednesday - Aug. 23, 2023

Bradenton Herald: From backbench congressman to debate limelight: The rise of Ron DeSantis, soundbite by soundbite

Times: Major DeSantis donors later gave big to Chris Christie, records show

NBC Miami: Miami Mayor Francis Suarez won't be included in first GOP debate

Herald: Suarez didn't make the presidential debate. Will he follow his own advice and drop out?

Herald: Suarez's VIP appearances at F1, World Cup spark complaint to state ethics commission

FlaPol: Scott Walker advises Ron DeSantis to voice 'big, bold ideas' in Milwaukee

AP: Ex-Florida congresswoman to challenge Republican Sen. Rick Scott in a test for the state's Democrats

WLRN: Ex-congresswoman Mucarsel-Powell announces bid to unseat Senator Scott

FlaPol: Old connections between Debbie Mucarsel-Powell's husband and Ukrainian oligarch resurface

Times: Florida's redistricting case could have broad national implications

Politico: Prosecutors: Trump Mar-a-Lago security aide flipped after changing lawyers

FlaPol: Mario Diaz-Balart slams planned UN visit by Cuban President

The Floridian: Waltz Highlights Ties with India Against China

The Floridian: Darren Soto Once Again In Sights of NRCC on Gas Prices

The Floridian: Bean Introduces Bi-Partisan Legislation Aimed at Supporting Missing and Exploited Children

FlaPol: Giffords endorses Debbie Mucarsel-Powell's Senate bid

Herald: State's brief financial autopsy of Broward insurer prompts more questions than answers

Sun-Sentinel: Mar-a-Lago property manager invokes speedy trial rights in Trump classified documents case

Herald: The clock is running out on deal to save Miami's self-styled Spanish version of Fox News

WUSF: How to combat Florida's wildfire risk? Fight fire with fire

Sun-Sentinel: Broward to push tourism on national scale, paying for Rose Parade float and considering drag performers to promote diversity

Sun-Sentinel: Broward says losses mount for tourism as more conventions stay away, citing fear for safety of diverse groups

Herald: Miami leaders celebrate migrants, condemn Florida's new immigration law

Democrat: As the tropics boil, a cautiously optimistic August hurricane forecast for Florida

WUSF: Is leprosy endemic in Central Florida? Experts argue yes

Daily News: One week later: Authorities seek answers in search for Christopher Worrell

Post: Florida is near top of WalletHub's 2023 list of best states to live. This state ranks first

WUSF: Florida researchers are developing a new app in Pinellas County to determine localized climate risks

Times: With Trump absent, all eyes on DeSantis at GOP primary debate

NWF Daily News: 'Reversing the decline': DeSantis rallies the Florida base ahead of pivotal debate

AP: How Ron DeSantis used Florida schools to become a culture warrior

The Messenger: Cigar Magnate and Former Florida House Speaker Is New DeSantis Campaign Adviser and Surrogate

Democrat: Florida ethics chair resigns, keeps $400K Disney district job after revelation of conflict

The Capitolist: Glen Gilzean resigns from Ethics Commissions, stays on special district board

The Messenger: Top DeSantis Ally on Disney Tax Board Quits Florida Ethics Commission and Rips Its Attorney (Exclusive)

FlaPol: County Chair for Ron DeSantis PAC rode bike naked in public, likened preschool to Nazi indoctrination

Sentinel: Plaintiffs appeal ruling over Chinese land ownership in Florida

Bradenton Herald: Florida froze program to help with power bills. Advocates worry it could happen again

WLRN: Florida wants to block court order in nursing home kids case

Times: Idea to merge Florida judicial circuits draws opposition, gerrymandering claims

WLRN: Frustrated by Florida's changes to Black history curriculum? A scholar urges people to speak up

TCPalm: NAACP, community members to launch pushback against state's new education standards

Sentinel: Bathroom rule for Florida colleges considered

WUSF: Two families sue Florida for being kicked off Medicaid in 'unwinding' process

AP: Florida agencies are accused in a lawsuit of sending confusing Medicaid termination notices

Herald: State forbids public funding of community IDs but local programs still issuing them

Times-Union: 'This cannot continue': Lawmakers ask Justice Department to probe Duval jail's health care

FlaPol: Florida Marijuana Policy Conference comes to Tallahassee Oct. 16

FlaPol: Gov. DeSantis elevates a judge, appoints another in Miami-Dade County

Herald Tribune: New College tells student employees to remove Pride and BLM pins

FlaPol: 4 Senators endorse Sarah Henry in HD 38 race

FlaPol: Lake County lawmakers decry 'virtue signaling' as Mount Dora joins 'Safe Place Program'

The Capitolist: Associated Industries of Florida launches Center for Political Strategy, looks to elect pro-business candidates

WUSF: Florida school board seeks to block a lawsuit challenging the restriction of books

Bradenton Herald: Here are all banned, restricted books in Manatee County schools after new Florida law

Ledger: Requests sought for comments at Polk legislative delegation's public meeting on Oct. 2

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TB Times: Tampa Bay loses dozens of projects as DeSantis wields his veto power

TB Times: DeSantis cuts water projects, opioid funding as he signs budget

TB Times: Appeals court sides with DeSantis but sidesteps 'executive privilege' issue

TB Times: Hillsborough Commissioner Michael Owen resigns to run for Florida House

TB Times: Russian ships near Florida? A brief history of military conflicts here.

Sun Sentinel: Biden plan to brand Trump a felon is hobbled by son's conviction

Sun Sentinel: 1 in 5 Latino voters are considering a third-party candidate for president, poll indicates

Sun Sentinel: Who do voters blame for high cost of insurance in Florida: DeSantis, Biden or insurance companies?

Sun Sentinel: Tuesday election roundup: Mace wins early, Golden to face ex-NASCAR driver

Sun Sentinel: About half of US adults approve of Trump's conviction, but views of him remain stable: AP-NORC poll

Sun Sentinel: Ben Carson as Donald Trump's running mate? Don't count him out just yet.

Sun Sentinel: Challenger Mucarsel-Powell surges in U.S. Senate poll, closing in on Rick Scott

Sun Sentinel: Politically connected contractor gets another lucrative Florida warehouse project

Sun Sentinel: Biden campaign and Jill Biden launch outreach to older voters with bingo nights and pickleball games

TB Times: 8 years after Pulse nightclub massacre, scaled-back memorial planned

Sun Sentinel: Republicans hope to hold Garland in contempt of Congress. Here's what that means

Sun Sentinel: Disney opens up wallet again, including to GOP who backed 'don't say gay' law

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