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Yoho headlines GOP dinner Saturday

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Freshman congressman in media spotlight

By Lou Elliott Jones, Editor

The Levy County Republicans are known for nabbing cutting edge newsmakers at their annual fundraising dinners nabbing potential presidential candidate U.S. Sen Marco Rubio in 2009 and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich's former spokesman Rick Tyler who heads a super PAC, among others.

And this year is no different as the County Republican Executive Committee has snagged freshman Congressman Ted Yoho of Gainesville for its 2013 Levy County REC Lincoln Reagan Memorial Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. at Williston Highlands Country Club. Tickets are $35 per person or $60 per couple or 

$240 for a table
.

Yoho — and his chief of staff staff Kat Cammrack — have garnered a lot of attention from the Capitol and national press corps.

Yoho first came on the national scene last August when he handily defeated 24-year incumbent U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns for the Republican nomination in the newly redistricted, mostly rural, District 3. The large animal veterinarian was endorsed by Sarah Palin.

After handily winning election last November. Yoho drew national attention for refusing to sign the “No New Taxes” pledge put forth by lobbyist Grover Norquist.

He followed that up by being one of the very few House members to cast a vote for Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia for House speaker instead of incumbent Speaker John Boehner.

Lately he's endorsed Second Amendment gun rights as a birthright for Americans.

Yoho's Chief of Staff Kat Cammack has come in for some attention after being the only full-time campaign staffer and, now, the youngest chief of staff on Capitol Hill.

For tickets to the event, call 877-734-LEVY (5389) option 1
or email chairman@levyrepublicans.com.