The Republican-leaning 5th Legislative District was a top priority for Democrats in 2012. Small business owner, Democrat Mark Mullet was pitted against far-right wing Republican Brad Toft. It was discovered during the summer of 2012 that Brad had a number of run-ins with the law and spent some time trying to cover up his checkered past. Our independent expenditure campaign was focused on Brad’s trail of legal woes and lies to cover them up. In the end, Democrat Mark Mullet prevailed, winning this Republican-leaning district 54-46.