Dennis Baxley, famous for Florida’s Stand Your Ground Laws and his leadership role with Florida’s Christian Coalition, has thrown his support in for Blaise Ingoglia’s race to assume State House seat 35 which is being vacated by Rep. Rob Schenck due to term limits.
“Blaise Ingoglia has a wealth of experience to bring to the Florida House,” said Baxley. “As a businessman, leader in the Republican Party of Florida, and government watchdog, he will be a strong force for building a Florida future that protects faith, family, freedom, and opportunity.”
Ingoglia, for his part, has not shied away from leadership or headlines either. He has made a name for himself with his “Government Gone Wild” seminars which portray wasteful spending, and served as vice-chairman of the Republican Party of Florida. He is a home builder by trade and a former tournament poker player.
“I am honored to receive State Representative Baxley’s endorsement and support,” said Ingoglia. “Representative Baxley is a champion for conservative values in Tallahassee. I appreciate his unwavering commitment and dedication to these values and principles and am grateful for his endorsement of our campaign.”
Not everyone is as sold as Baxley on Ingoglia’s candidacy. Bay Area political icon Rep. Mike Fasano warned that such a partisan resume can be a burden when running for office, particularly among independent or middle-of-the-road voters. Nevertheless, expect a spirited and principle-driven campaign.