The head of the Republican Party of Sarasota County lost his bid for the state party chairmanship.
Joe Gruters finished third in the Jan. 15 election.
"I'm disapponted, but I campaigned as hard as I could," he said.
Former state legislator David Bitner was selected to lead the Republican Party of Florida.
Gruters traveled the state to garner support in each of Florida’s counties, but his effort came up short.
The 33-year-old said he would continue to lead the party in Sarasota County.
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Cops Corner: Sarasota
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The exchange of goods and chatter are the usual soundtrack for the Saturday morning Downtown Farmers Market on Orange Avenue.
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Bookstores across the state celebrated Florida Bookstore Day Saturday. Bookstore1 held an all-ages literary party and read-a-thon for customers and members of the community.