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Zac Anderson


Sarasota, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Zac:

Gov. Ron DeSantis on TIME magazine's 'Person of the Year' short list

DeSantis is on the TIME magazine's 'Person of the Year' short list with Elon Musk, China's Xi Jinping, Liz Cheney and Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelenskyy. → Read More

Jack Brill defeats Michael Flynn-backed challenger to become Sarasota GOP chair

Brill won by 25 votes in a race that served as a test of Flynn's influence on local politics, and how far right the local party would go. → Read More

PBS 'Frontline' documentary highlights Michael Flynn's involvement in Sarasota politics

Michael Flynn's involvement in Sarasota County School Board races and the local GOP are highlighted as part of hour-long documentary on his life. → Read More

'I'll miss it': The roof came off a destroyed Englewood business and broke the owner's heart

Hurricane Ian caused major roof damage to properties throughout Englewood, which straddles the border between Sarasota and Charlotte Counties. → Read More

Ian heads toward Sarasota-Manatee region as a near Category 5 hurricane

Ian was poised to make landfall along the Charlotte County coastline between Englewood and Fort Myers. → Read More

Gov. DeSantis brings big-time politics to normally low-key school board races with raucous rally

Gov. DeSantis has endorsed 3 Sarasota School Board candidates in the Aug. 23 primary. The races are technically nonpartisan, but DeSantis is trying to elevate conservatives. → Read More

Florida representatives Vern Buchanan, Greg Steube vote against same-sex marriage protections

The Respect for Marriage Act passed with 47 Republicans in support, including six from Florida. → Read More

Donald Trump endorsed Joe Gruters, so why is his opponent under attack as a 'MAGA clown'?

Sarasota state Sen. Joe Gruters is a MAGA stalwart who co-chaired Trump's first Florida campaign but his opponent is being attacked as a "MAGA clown." → Read More

Vern Buchanan raises $900,000 for congressional race in second quarter

Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, faces Sarasota businessman Martin Hyde in the GOP primary. → Read More

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