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Yoho Volunteers as Potential Alternative to Boehner in Speaker Vote

Friday I mentioned that the movement to replace John Boehner as Speaker of the House lacked a named, willing alternative.

Rep. Ted Yoho of Florida just announced that he is willing to stand as an alternative candidate for Speaker, “if needed.”

In his statement, Yoho states, “Our vote for a new Speaker is not a personal vote against Representative Boehner — it is a vote against the status quo. Our vote is a signal to the American people that we too, have had enough of Washington politics and that we will stand with the American people.”

Yoho, a second-term member, beat incumbent Republican Cliff Stearns in the 2012 GOP primary in his district, which covers most of north central Florida. Before his election to Congress, he was a veterinarian.

In the most recent ACU ratings, Yoho scored an 80. Boehner’s lifetime ACU rating is 86.99. 

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