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Zac Anderson


Sarasota, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Zac:

Vern Buchanan votes against gun bill despite past support for stronger gun restrictions

Buchanan has been challenged on his past stance in favor of tougher gun measures by Martin Hyde, a Republican primary opponent. → Read More

Ron DeSantis endorses Ziegler and Enos in Sarasota County School Board races

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has emphasized education issues. He endorsed Sarasota County School Board candidates Bridget Ziegler and Tim Enos on Monday. → Read More

Florida GOP Chair Joe Gruters draws Senate primary opponent. Could Dems decide his fate?

Sarasota state Sen. Joe Gruters drew a GOP primary opponent. Democrats will get to vote in the race because no Democrats or write-in candidate filed. → Read More

By the numbers: Fast facts about Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ billionaire donors

Gov. Ron DeSantis is drawing “extraordinary” support from billionaire donors from all over the nation. → Read More

DeSantis calling special legislative session to tackle Florida's property insurance crisis

Gov. Ron DeSantis said he will bring lawmakers back to Tallahassee for the special session, which could be expanded beyond property insurance issues. → Read More

COVID-19 crusader Gov. DeSantis gets new title: Chief of 'woke' police

DeSantis rose to fame fighting COVID-19 restrictions, but lately has become the face of the GOP's efforts to push back against liberal cultural values. → Read More

Gov. Ron DeSantis hits $100 million fundraising mark, another sign of his GOP star power

The governor's fundraising appears to be unprecedented, and adds to the perception that he is in a strong position to win re-election. → Read More

Vern Buchanan has best fundraising quarter in 16 years

Buchanan is considered the leading contender to chair the powerful House Ways and Means Committee if Republicans take over the House. That is helping his fundraising. → Read More

Top Florida Democrats remain confident even amid Biden's low approval ratings

Three Democratic gubernatorial candidates - Charlie Crist, Nikki Fried and Annette Taddeo - and U.S. Senate hopeful Val Demings, spoke to crowd Sunday. → Read More

Mike Pompeo sounds like presidential candidate in Sarasota speech that slams 'woke left'

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo received the "Statesman of the Year" award from the Sarasota GOP Thursday. → Read More

DeSantis picked a fight with the LGBTQ community that went national, and could reverberate

Gov. Ron DeSantis is poised to sign legislation dubbed by critics the "Don't Say Gay" bill, saying it will happen "relatively soon." → Read More

Florida Democrats move fundraiser after LGBTQ Caucus objects to holding event at Disney resort

The Leadership Blue event was scheduled at Disney's Coronado Springs resort, but will be moved after criticism from the Florida Democrats LGBTQ+ Caucus → Read More

DeSantis proclamation: Sarasota swimmer who lost to transgender athlete 'rightful winner'

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a proclamation Tuesday declaring Sarasota native Emma Weyant the real winner of the NCAA swimming championship after she lost to a transgender athlete. → Read More

DeSantis says he will soon sign so-called 'Don't Say Gay' bill, again criticizes Disney

DeSantis said Disney bought into "false narratives" about controversial bill and also criticized company workers who protesting legislation. → Read More

DeSantis criticizes Biden over overtures to Venezuela amid spiking gas prices

DeSantis held a roundtable discussion in Doral, the heart of the Venezuelan community in Florida, to criticize Biden for sending a delegation to Venezuela. → Read More

Florida's Ron DeSantis attacks Disney over company's lobbying against 'Don't Say Gay' bill

After a call from Disney's CEO, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis lashed out at the company, one of Florida's largest and most important employers. → Read More

Florida to be first state to recommend healthy kids not get COVID-19 vaccine, contradicting CDC

Joseph Ladapo made the announcement at the end of a roundtable discussion in West Palm Beach to discuss "failures" in the response to COVID-19. → Read More

'Stop bullying kids': Gov. Ron DeSantis widely criticized over mask confrontation with students

DeSantis owes much of his reputation to fighting the COVID wars, but finally seems to have found a target that many believe should be off limits. → Read More

Calling it 'COVID theater' DeSantis asks students to remove masks at school event

Gov. Ron DeSantis also offered a rebuttal to President Joe Biden's State of the Union speech at the event in Tampa. → Read More

DeSantis top choice again in CPAC straw if Trump doesn't run in 2024

The straw poll found Trump beating DeSantis in a head-to-head matchup, but DeSantis dominating the field if Trump doesn't run. → Read More