Vern Buchanan scrutinized for latest purchase


SARASOTA COUNTY – U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan is drawing criticism for purchasing a yacht on the same day he voted in favor of a major tax cut package that could save him a substantial amount of money.

According to the Herald Tribune, the congressman traded in an older boat when he purchased the Ocean Alexander.

The Florida Democratic Party sent out a press release Wednesday saying in part, “If we needed more proof that Buchanan wrote the GOP Tax Bill to benefit himself, we got it.

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Lynden Blake
Lynden Blake is an Auburn University graduate with a degree in journalism. As an aspiring sportscaster she has worked in many media outlets. She’s currently a news and sports reporter for Suncoast News Network in Sarasota, Florida. Previously she interned for Fox Sports Florida where she worked with the production team during Tampa Bay Rays games and freelanced for covering the Miami Heat during the 2015 NBA Summer League. She shadowed at WRBL News 3 in Columbus, Ga. her last semester in Auburn. Previously, she was a staff writer for Tallapoosa Publishers Inc. and did many television and radio gigs for Sportz Blitz and AHSAA Radio Network. As a Tigerette at Auburn she hosted the nation’s top football prospects on game-day visits and official visits during the off season. She has always had passion for sports as she was a three-sport athlete in high school playing softball and basketball and cheering for Benjamin Russell High School.