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Florida House 60: Republican Jackie Toledo appears headed to victory over Democrat Debra Bellanti

A win for Toledo means she'll head back to Tallahassee for a second term.

The Latest:

• Republican state Rep. Jackie Toledo appears headed to victory over Democrat Debra Bellanti, with 52 percent to Bellanti's nearly 48 percent with all precincts reporting.

•The results include early voting, mail ballots and 57 of 58 precincts reporting.

• Find more Florida election results here.

TAMPA — Republican state Rep. Jackie Toledo appeared headed for victory over Democrat Debra Bellanti in the race for House District 60.

Toledo had 52 percent to Bellanti's nearly 48 percent with all but all 58 precincts reporting, according to unofficial results.

The district favors Republicans and includes a portion of Town 'n Country, the entire South Tampa peninsula and a portion of coastal Hillsborough stretching to Ruskin.

Bellanti, a 49-year-old Tampa marketing consultant, waged an aggressive, organized campaign. A mother of a middle school-aged daughter, she made education funding her primary plank, criticizing the Legislature for not dedicating more money for Florida' schools and calling out Toledo for supporting a bill that expanded charter schools. Bellanti also lambasted the Legislature's environmental record, saying lawmakers' lack of action led to the algae that is plaguing Florida's waterways.

Toledo, a 42-year-old Tampa civil engineer, pointed to her role in what she called record spending on public education, including safety measures passed in response to the mass shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School. The mother of five defended her vote on charter school legislation, saying families deserve alternatives to the public schools in their area. And she said lawmakers have also made progress to attack environmental problems like dedicating hundreds of millions of dollars to Everglades restoration and expediting the repair of the Lake Okeechobee dike.

Neither candidate had a primary opponent.

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