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Ted Yoho Declares His Victory 'A Win for the People'

U.S. Congressman-elect Ted Yoho, a large animal doctor who easily defeated Democrat J.R. Gaillot on Tuesday, 64.8 percent to 32.4 percent, for the District 3 seat issued the following release Wednesday.

This is not a win for me. This is a win for the people of the 3rd Congressional district because you guys have stood up and said, Weve had enough! Yoho stated in the release.

I am so honored and humbled to be representing the people of this district and I cant thank our supporters enough for every phone call, every door knocked on and every effort made. This truly was a grassroots movement that became a grassfire.

We are going to start chipping away at these burdensome rules, regulations and mandates that are killing businesses and stifling the economy, added Yoho, who campaigned to repeal and defund the Affordable Care Act, tax code simplification and a pro-business legislation.

We want to put some common sense back into the policy equation.

The North Central Florida district includes Alachua, Gilchrist, Levy, Dixie, Lafayette, Suwannee, Columbia, Bradford, Union, Hamilton and Clay counties and portions of Madison and Marion counties.

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