Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Today, Governor Palin endorsed Ted Yoho for Congress: Via Politico:
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin endorsed veterinarian Ted Yoho in his bid for a House seat in Florida’s 3rd district on Tuesday.
“Underdog candidates like Ted aren't running because it’s easy, and they don't plan on going to Washington to just ‘go along to get along.’ No, these underdogs are running to fight for sudden and relentless reform and they know the hard work it will require to make it happen,” Palin said.
Yoho made national headlines last week when his campaign took out 24-year Congressman Cliff Stearns in Florida’s GOP primary. Stearns had held an enormous cash advantage over Yoho, and Yoho had never run for a political office but still managed to win with by the slimmest of margins.
“If you’ve had enough and are ready for some real reform that puts government back on our side, please join me in supporting Dr. Ted Yoho for Congress in FL-3. Let’s send this commonsense businessman to D.C. to fight for us. He won’t forget who sent him there,” she said.
Palin has endorsed a number of candidates this year, many of them who were facing competitive primaries and her support for Yoho comes after his primary. Her endorsement scorecard is mixed but most recently she had backed Sarah Steelman in Missouri’s Senate GOP primary, over John Brunner and Rep. Todd Akin. Akin, who is now facing calls from national Republicans to remove himself from the race, had won that primary.
“I’m honored that a strong conservative leader like Sarah Palin is backing my campaign and I cannot thank her enough for her endorsement. I admire Gov. Palin for her relentless passion to challenge the status quo and to advance the conservative cause,” Yoho said.
Read the full piece here.