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Stearns Trails Challenger With All Precincts Reporting


House Oversight and Investigations subcommittee Chairman Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla. presides over the subcommittee's hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, where Cass Sunstein, Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs testified. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)(AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)

Redistricting forced Stearns, a 12-term incumbent, into new territory just west of the Panhandle, and his image took a severe hit at the beginning of the year after another candidate accused Stearns of attempting to bribe him out of the race. Though two local officeholders also challenged Stearns, Yoho ran as an outsider and a businessman and was able to consolidate enough of the anti-incumbent vote to squeak past Stearns. Stearns would be the 12th House member to lose a primary this cycle and just the fifth to lose to a non-incumbent challenger.

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