Another RINO bites the dust: Say goodbye to U.S. Congressional Representative Cliff Stearns


Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist and Patriot.

It appears to be open season on RINO’s and they are not doing well.  Those who have made a career of needing to be loved by a left side of the aisle that will stop at nothing to win or steal an election appear to be getting a good old dose of payback.

Yesterday it was 5 in Tennessee that were shown the door by the Tea Party in their immediate area. 

Dress them any way you like, they are still HO’s

This year signals the year of no compromise, it’s time to begin turning the ship of state around or fall into Obama’s planned fiscal abyss.

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it, I’m J.C. and I approve this message. 

By Sean Lengell – The Washington Times

 

Twelve-term Rep. Cliff Stearns, who was trailing tea party upstart Ted Yoho by less than 900 votes in Tuesday’s Republican primary for Florida’s new 3rd Congressional District, conceded defeat Wednesday.

Mr. Stearns, who initially had said he wouldn’t concede until the race was certified, called Mr. Yoho at 12:15 pm to wish the winner well, the winner’s office said.

Mr. Stearns, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, is a member of the House Tea Party Caucus and was endorsed by two of the movements’ big stars: former GOP presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota and Rep. Allen West, Florida Republican. He also had received support from several conservative groups.

But the congressman faced an anti-Washington and anti-incumbent backlash, while Mr. Yoho, a large animal veterinarian, was aided by strong tea party support and low voter turnout.

Mr. Yoho ended up with 34.4 percent of the vote to Mr. Stearns’ 33.1 percent. Mr. Yoho will face Democrat J.R. Gaillot and several write-in candidates in the general election, though the Republican will be a heavy favorite in the conservative rural northwest Florida district.

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