As 2012 comes to an end, we take a look back at the year’s highlights and low points for Florida and the rest of the nation. U.S. Congressman-elect Ted Yoho talks about his journey this past year, about the most memorable moments, and what he plans to do after his Congressional swearing in on Jan. 3, 2013.
Q and A with Ted Yoho about 2012 and his upcoming congressional plans
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