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Newly-elected Ted Yoho no fan of John Boehner



Rep. John Boehner of Ohio was just re-elected speaker, but a handful of fellow Republicans voiced a different preference. Among them, newly-elected Florida Republican Ted Yoho, who went for Eric Cantor. 

Yoho, of Gainesville, is aligned with the tea party, a base that has not been pleased with Boehner. Yoho has gotten some attention around the Capitol because he took out longtime Rep. Cliff Stearns in the GOP primary. He also made news by refusing to sign Grover Norquist's no tax pledge.

Allen West is leaving Washington with a bit of a smile: He got two votes for speaker.

[Last modified: Thursday, January 3, 2013 1:49pm]


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