Ted Yoho latest House Republican to announce retirement from Congress

Florida Rep. Ted Yoho said he would not seek reelection in 2020, bringing the number of Republicans not seeking reelection in 2018 or pursuing another office to 19, compared to six Democrats.

Yoho, 64, has been a vocal conservative since joining the House in 2013. He first came to Washington after defeating 24-year Rep. Cliff Stearns in the 2012 Republican primary.

Yoho is a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the House Committee on Agriculture, the Republican Study Committee, and a member of the House Freedom Caucus.

Yoho said he was honoring his term limits pledge, leaving
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