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Sarasota, FL, United States

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Past articles by Zac:

Trump shows his strength in DeSantis' backyard as Florida GOP scraps loyalty pledge

The Florida GOP removed a requirement that candidates pledge to support the eventual GOP presidential nominee in order to get on the primary ballot. → Read More

Crowd of 300 protests before New College meeting where diversity office could be abolished

Students, religious and political leaders protested a plan to abolish New College of Florida's diversity office as part of Ron DeSantis' priorities. → Read More

Ron DeSantis is launching his book in Venice. Will it kick off a run for president?

DeSantis has an event scheduled for February 28 to launch his new book "The Courage to be Free: Florida's Blueprint for America's Revival." → Read More

Lawsuit accuses New College and Trustee Christopher Rufo of violating public records law

The Florida Center for Government Accountability says in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that New College has failed to turn over public records. → Read More

Sarasota Republican Christian Ziegler wins race for Florida GOP chair

Ziegler, 39, is a longtime GOP activist who served on the Sarasota County Commission. → Read More

New College hires Richard Corcoran as interim president for $699,000 annually

Florida's former education commissioner will earn $400,000 more annually than President Patricia Okker, whom the board fired on Jan. 31. → Read More

New College of Florida board meeting Feb. 13 to approve interim president's contract

Richard Corcoran, the former state House speaker and education commissioner, is set to become New College's interim president. → Read More

DeSantis wants $10 million in recurring funding for New College transformation

The governor announced during an event in Bradenton that he's requesting millions to recruit new faculty at Sarasota's New College. → Read More

New College board member floats leadership shakeup, 'terminating' all employee contracts

Gov. Ron DeSantis' appointees to the New College of Florida board could shakeup leadership at the Sarasota school. → Read More

Board agenda raises questions about New College leadership shakeup Tuesday

Governor's calls for a "mandate to reform this institution" prompt questions: How much, how soon? → Read More

Sarasota GOP leader Joe Gruters loses bid for Republican National Committee treasurer

Trump endorsed Gruters for RNC treasurer but it wasn't enough to win him the job. → Read More

Latest New College board appointment gives conservatives a majority

Ryan Anderson is joining six appointees of Gov. Ron DeSantis on the New College board. Anderson is the president of a right-wing think tank. → Read More

New board members say New College of Florida trustee received death threat

New College trustee Christopher Rufo said Wednesday that fellow trustee Eddie Speir received a death threat before a Wednesday meeting on campus. → Read More

Sarasota Congressman Greg Steube discharged from hospital after treatment for injuries

Steube sustained several "serious" injurious while trimming trees on his property Wednesday. → Read More

GOP divisions highlighted in raucous Sarasota event featuring far right from across FL

Florida GOP activists forced a meeting of the state party to hold a no confidence vote on RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel, but there wasn't a quorum. → Read More

NEW: 911 call reveals Greg Steube was 'dazed' with injuries to multiple body parts after fall

The 911 caller also said Steube may have some "memory loss." → Read More

Sarasota Congressman Greg Steube injured in accident at his property

Steube's office asked for prayers but didn't release information on the severity of his injuries, sustained at his property. → Read More

New College supporters criticize transformation plan during meeting with state lawmakers

About 40 New College supporters protested plans to reinvent the school during a Sarasota County Legislative Delegation meeting Thursday. → Read More

Plan forming to expand Sarasota County Commission from 5 to 7 members

The proposed bill from state Sen. Joe Gruters could reignite the contentious debate over how Sarasota County residents elect their commissioners. → Read More

Vern Buchanan loses race for key committee chairmanship, leaving Florida low on clout

First elected in 2006, Buchanan is the most senior GOP member of the House Ways and Means Committee. He sought the job of chair, but lost Monday. → Read More