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Dennis Baxley outshines GOP rivals in fundraising for SD 12 race

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Ocala Rep. Dennis Baxley outraised the other two Republicans vying for the open Senate District 12 seat with $27,030 in May contributions. With another month in the books Baxley, who currently represents House District 23, has brought in more than $500,000 in donations since he started campaigning in earnest back in July 2014. His May contributions, however, were outshined by his expenditures, which totaled $57,154. Baxley’s May report showed 22 checks for the campaign maximum of $1,000, including contributions from…

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Marlene O’Toole outpaces fundraising, but Dennis Baxley loans $100K to keep lead in SD 12

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Lady Lake Republican Rep. Marlene O’Toole was able to bring in more contributions than Rep. Dennis Baxley last month, but the Ocala Republican threw in $100,000 of his own money to further increase his lead in the Senate District 12 race. O’Toole, who filed for the seat March 2, brought in $11,150 in her first month and spent nothing, leaving her with a five-figure campaign account at month’s end. Nearly all of her contributions came from subsidiaries of Central Florida…

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