Baxley knows how important her race is for the future of her own party, as well as for the GOP. She said she feels like she's campaigning with a target on her.
"They want to get even for the length of time Democrats were in office and Republicans didn't have any," she said. In 2010, Republicans won control of both houses of the Legislature for the first time since Reconstruction. "It's to get revenge for a long time ago."