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Trump endorses Ted Yoho ahead of Florida primaries

Trump endorses Ted Yoho ahead of Florida primaries
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"Congressman Ted Yoho of Florida is doing a fantastic job and has my complete and total Endorsement! Tough on Crime and Borders, Ted was really helpful on Tax Cuts," Trump tweeted. "Vote all the way for Ted in the upcoming Primary — he will never let you down!"

 

Yoho, who was first elected in 2012, is facing a primary challenge from Orange Park businessman Judson Sapp in Florida's 3rd District.

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Yoho leads Sapp by a wide margin in fundraising. He raked in more than twice what his opponent raised in the second quarter of 2018 and has more than three times the cash on hand as Sapp, according to their latest federal filings.

The eventual winner of the primary on Aug. 28 will go on to face one of three Democratic candidates in the general election in November. Trump won Florida's 3rd District in 2016 by 16 points.