State Sen. Benacquisto raises big bucks early for 2012 reelectionby George Bennett | April 12th, 2011
The only state Senate candidates to raise more in the quarter were Sen. Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, who collected $307,810, and state Rep. Denise Grimsley, R-Sebring, who topped $400,000 as she seeks the seat of term-limited Sen. J.D. Alexander, R-Lake Wales.
Benacquisto’s District 27 now stretches from West Palm Beach to Fort Myers. Many expect it to be significantly altered in the 2012 redistricting. Benacquisto, a member of the Senate Reapportionment Committee, appears to be focusing on the district’s more Republican-leaning western half. A former Wellington councilwoman, she has switched her residence to Fort Myers.
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