Just as pandemic politics seemed to fade from the rearview, culture war battles sped into the inside lane and are gaining fast. The ebb and flow of supercharged issues is a never-ending symptom of a polarized Florida – and an increasingly partisan Tampa Bay area.
For its annual list of Tampa Bay’s Most Powerful Politicians, Florida Politics scoured opinions from the Skyway to the Strawberry Festival grounds and far beyond, consulting with the leaders, lobbyists and politicos, each an expert on the wielding of influence.
Follow along with the list here as Florida Politics counts down to the most powerful politician.
– Peter Schorsch, Florida Politics