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Meet Zane Beard, one of the ’30 under 30′ rising stars of Florida politics

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The son of Seminole County Supervisor of Elections Michael Ertel, Zane Beard is one of the youngest members of the 30 under 30 club at 21. He worked on his father’s successful re-election in 2012 and will do so in 2016. Working with his father, he says, has taught him “exactly what it means to be a man who can be involved in politics, yet find good in every person you encounter.” Since March of 2014, Beard has been employed…

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The Purge List: A (partial) listing of Charlie Crist supporters who will be impacted by enforcement of GOP Loyalty Oath

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In a memo to the party’s executive director obtained by POLITICO, general counsel Jason Gonzalez said the RPOF’s loyalty oath would require members of state and county GOP committees to withdraw their support for a candidate who split from the party. “At the heart of the Party Loyalty Oath is the requirement that members of the Republican Party of Florida’s Executive Committees – from precinct committeemen and committeewomen in each county all the way up to the national committeeman and…

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