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Yoho wins seat in Congress

By on November 6th, 2012

Republican Ted Yoho has won the 3rd Congressional District, which includes Alachua County, according to The Associated Press.

Yoho, 57, defeated 12-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns of Ocala in August by portraying himself as more conservative than Stearns.

He defeated a little known Democrat, J.R. (Jacques) Gaillot, by 62 percent to 35 percent, with 58 percent of the precincts reporting as of 8:38 p.m. The rest of the vote was garnered by Philip Dodds, an independent.

Yoho is a Gainesville veterinarian.


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