Tea Party candidate leads in Florida primary

Stearns trails local veterinarian in Fla. primary, declines to concede

Local veterinarian Ted Yoho is unexpectedly leading longtime Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) in their GOP primary.

The race is down to the wire. Yoho had 34 percent of the vote to Stearns’s 33, with 100 percent of precincts reporting. Slightly more than 800 votes separated the candidates. The Associated Press has not called the race.

In a come-from-behind move that even his campaign admitted was unexpected, Yoho would be ending Stearns’s 22 years of service.  More…