Republican nominee Kat Cammack continued to roll out endorsements for her campaign on Thursday, announcing that Senator Dennis Baxley was backing her campaign to represent Florida’s 3rd Congressional District.
Baxley, a Republican Senator from Florida’s 12th District, has served since 2016. He was previously a member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing parts of Marion County from 2000 to 2007 and again from 2010 until his election to the Senate.
Baxley also served the people of Belleview as a former City Commissioner and Mayor. He is a lifelong resident of Ocala and a fifth-generation Floridian.
“I am honored to support nominee Kat Cammack for Florida’s 3rd Congressional District,” Baxley said in a press release. “Kat is a principled conservative and will head to Washington D.C. ready to be a strong voice for the people of FL-03. Kat is prepared to defend the issues and policies that we hold close to our hearts.
“She will fiercely protect the unborn and our right to bear arms with no infringement. Kat’s strength and persistence will suit her well as she continues her service as a leader for America both in the District and on Capitol Hill,” he concluded.
Cammack, a small business owner, said she was honored to receive the endorsement from the conservative Senator.
“Senator Baxley is known for being an ardent defender of the Second Amendment and our Constitution. He stands strong for his conservative values,” Cammack said in a press release.
“As your Congresswoman, I am ready to defend American principles in Washington D.C. We are desperately in need of young conservative leaders, ready to lead future generations on the ideals of small government, individual liberty, and a safer America.
“I am honored to have received the endorsement of this principled conservative leader and when elected, I look forward to working together to preserve American values,” she concluded.
Baxley joins a host of political officials and groups to line up behind Cammack as she sets her sights on November. Earlier this week, Cammack added an endorsement from the National Right to Life Political Action Committee
The former deputy chief of staff for Congressman Ted Yoho pulled off a victory last week, dispatching 9 other Republican candidates by earning 25 percent of the vote and cruising to a well-earned primary win.
With the victory, Cammack will now face off against Democrat Adam Christensen. The matchup, however, bodes well for Cammack, who will benefit from her name recognition and experience in the district.
CD 3 includes Alachua, Bradford, Marion, Union, Putnam, and Clay counties and is largely made up of Republican voters. Yoho won the red district in 2016 earning 57.6% of the vote.