Two more years? Ted Yoho, running or not, still fundraising for 2020
Ted Yoho is one of four Republican delegation members to get thumbs-up from the National Taxpayers Union.

Yoho took a four term pledge. But he may break it.

U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho is currently waffling on a previous commitment not to serve more than eight years.

Yoho (as the Gainesville Sun first reported) quietly filed his own statement of candidacy before Christmas, contradicting what he told us earlier last year, when he said we could “bank” on him not running for a fifth term.

His fundraising is torpid, but it’s nonetheless fundraising.

In 2019’s second quarter, the Gainesville Republican raised $14,044, albeit against $29,932 spent.

All told this election cycle, Yoho has raised $27,231, and spent $152,839. Of the raise, $7,800 has been from the House Freedom Fund.

Yoho is still leasing campaign vehicles and having events from his campaign fund through the second quarter. He raised nearly $930,000 in the 2018 cycle. His Democratic opponent came nowhere close to that number.

The party split of the North-Central Florida district, which includes portions of Alachua, Bradford, Clay, Marion, Putnam, and Union counties, is favorable for the incumbent. CD 3 has 200,504 Republicans, compared to 175,561 Democrats; NPAs and third parties comprise the rest of the district’s 487,002 voters.

Yoho isn’t tipping his hand, per June comments.

“I am filed for the 2020 election with the Federal Election Commission per FEC rules and regulations. My team and I are focused on being the best Representative possible for District 3 for the next two years. My wife and I will re-evaluate and make a formal announcement in the future about our decision,” Yoho asserted.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski

One comment

  • Frankie M.

    July 13, 2019 at 9:28 am

    C’mon now! Yoohoo pronounced yaw-hoo has to finish the job. Unfortunately for us that job will never end. Can you say career politician? A taste of power is a helluva drug as Rick James might say.

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