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Shocker in U.S. House 3: Ted Yoho upsets 12-term incumbent Cliff Stearns
Jacksonville.com ^ | August 14, 2012 | Matt Dixon

Posted on 08/15/2012 2:29:21 PM PDT by mdittmar

Cliff Stearns has been in Congress since 1989. On Tuesday, by a less than 800-vote margin, the 12-term incumbent’s career came to an end.

In an Election Day shocker, Gainesville veterinarian Ted Yoho sent Stearns packing in the GOP primary for the 3rd Congressional District, which stretches from Clay County to the Gulf of Mexico.

(Excerpt) Read more at jacksonville.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 112th; fl2012; gopprimary; teaparty; yoho

1 posted on 08/15/2012 2:29:27 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

Is this good or bad?


2 posted on 08/15/2012 2:34:24 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Parley Baer

Stearns was ACU-endorsed and rated at 95, and was investigating Solyndra and some other O scandal, so he doesn’t sound like a RINO. Yoho was endorsed by the Tea Party, though.


3 posted on 08/15/2012 2:40:32 PM PDT by BushMeister ("We are a nation that has a government - not the other way around." --Ronald Reagan)
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To: mdittmar

Yeah but the “Tea Party is dead”???
Yo obammy, how do ya like THAT?


4 posted on 08/15/2012 2:41:57 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: BushMeister
Yoho was endorsed by the Tea Party,

Yah-hoo!!! Time to send another donation to SarahPac.

5 posted on 08/15/2012 2:43:49 PM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: mdittmar

Wow! I thought Stearns was considered a good guy — he’s the one who led the investigation into Solyndra. I hope Ted Yoho is the real deal.


6 posted on 08/15/2012 2:45:41 PM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: mdittmar

Yoho Yoho...a tea-partier’s life for me...


7 posted on 08/15/2012 2:47:17 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: mdittmar

OTOH, we should never see the words “12-term incumbent’s career” applied to any politician!


8 posted on 08/15/2012 2:47:30 PM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: Parley Baer

This is just one more instance where a long time member of congress has been thrown out of office for a more conservative person.


9 posted on 08/15/2012 2:55:00 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: Joe Boucher

I think there was a big change to his district boundaries and that probably helped in his defeat. A 95 conservative rated person is tough to replace....frankly there are a few others I’d like to have seen go more than him.


10 posted on 08/15/2012 2:58:16 PM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: mdittmar
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11 posted on 08/15/2012 3:01:58 PM PDT by RetSignman
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To: mdittmar

Chickens . . . coming home.


12 posted on 08/15/2012 3:14:13 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: Joe Boucher
Yeah but the “Tea Party is dead”???
Yo obammy, how do ya like THAT?

Yup, the TEA Party is so dead.

The unbiased know-it-alls in the State-Owned Media told me so. In fact, they've told me that more times than I can count.

They needed to tell me over and over in order to drum it into my dumb little head. They're so much smarter than I am.

13 posted on 08/15/2012 3:24:55 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: mdittmar

I hope Yoho can ride the Tea Party wave to victory in the general over the ‘Rat.

Stearns would have been a shoo-in for a pretty solid conservative Republican. Yoho might go down in flames against a strongly backed ‘Rat. It will be a great bellweather for the entire general election.


14 posted on 08/15/2012 3:35:22 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Parley Baer

Cliff was okay but has been a rep for 24 years. Yoho is the real deal. Christian, large animal vet, says he is going for 8 years and coming home. He is tea party at heart.
Allen West ran ads on radio and phone calls for Stearns (he is my congress critter). Been there too long. We are really happy with Yoho.


15 posted on 08/15/2012 4:04:02 PM PDT by libbylu
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To: OldNavyVet
Yoho was endorsed by the Tea Party...

I wonder whether President You Didn't Build That's handlers have noticed a trend in the past couple years.

16 posted on 08/15/2012 4:26:42 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: Parley Baer

It’s GOOD - Stearns is part of the ‘been there too long’ crowd. They are conservative on some things, but not all. Glad to see him retired.


17 posted on 08/15/2012 4:32:54 PM PDT by Florida native
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To: BushMeister
I'm in this district.

Stearns was redistricted and actually bought a house in Orange Park to be legal. He is from Ocala but the redrawn lines necessitated his move.

He has been a reliable conservative for all his years in Congress and I did vote for him.

Having said all that Yoho appears to be a good choice and a chance at getting new blood in the House...he's just a political unknown and only time will tell.

18 posted on 08/15/2012 4:35:22 PM PDT by oldsalt (There's no such thing as a free lunch.)
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To: libbylu

Stearns was the real deal.

He’s the one that sponsored the nationwide reciprocity bill for CCW holders.


19 posted on 08/15/2012 4:44:16 PM PDT by papertyger ("And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if..."))
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To: oldsalt

Yeah, he bought in my neighborhood. Frankly, I think losing him was a mistake.


20 posted on 08/15/2012 4:47:13 PM PDT by papertyger ("And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if..."))
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The FReepathon is still on.
Please donate today!

21 posted on 08/15/2012 4:54:11 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: libbylu

“large animal vet,”

Yes, but can you really trust a man who likes to stick his arm up a cows...


22 posted on 08/15/2012 5:00:46 PM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (We're an Oligrachy...Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: mdittmar

With all due respect to Rep. Stearns, it’s something I’d like to see more often. No politician should have a “Career,” 24 years in the House is too long for anyone.

Like baby diapers we need to get used to changing them out often. Concerns that Yoho will/will not be as conservative as Stearns are moot. We’ll surely find out before the 2014 primary elections.

We need to re-instill the politicians fear of the voting population. Changing them out with some frequency does that. Will we lose some proven conservatives in the process? Yep. But like baking a cake some eggs must be cracked!


23 posted on 08/15/2012 5:27:16 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formerly known as..........Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: dfwgator

Yoho Yoho...a tea-partier’s life for me...

DING DING DING....WINNER-WINNER CHICKEN DINNER!!!

Post of the day!!!!


24 posted on 08/15/2012 5:49:23 PM PDT by Kolath
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To: mdittmar

Yoho, West, DeSantis, etc. will all win House seats handily come November. Connie Mack will wipe out Democrat Senator, Bill Nelson with ease. and....Obama/Biden will lose Florida, big time as well as the entire tier of Southern States.


25 posted on 08/15/2012 5:58:05 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: Steely Tom

Yeah, dumbases from the MSM who couldn’t tie their own shoes are going to tell me what to do how to act or what to think?


26 posted on 08/16/2012 3:05:41 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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