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Kat Cammack Headed to Congress to Replace Retiring Ted Yoho

Only 32, Cammack will be the youngest Republican woman serving in Congress when she takes her seat in January. 

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Republican Kat Cammack is headed to Congress to replace her old boss U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., who is retiring after eight years in Congress.

With 90 percent of the vote in, Cammack took 57 percent while Democrat Adam Christensen pulled 43 percent.

Only 32, Cammack will be the youngest Republican woman serving in Congress when she takes her seat in January.

“As your next congresswoman, I have been entrusted to represent each and every person who calls Florida’s Third Congressional District home, and for that I am incredibly honored,” she said after declaring victory. “In January, I will take an oath to the United States Constitution, not a political party, and I vow to represent all Americans. After losing my family’s cattle ranch to a failed Obama-era program in 2011, I promised myself to never give up or allow another family to have the same experience mine did. Only in the United States of America would I be able to go from being homeless to the U.S. House of Representatives in 10 years, and I will always fight for Florida’s families the same way I would my own. Looking forward, I am excited to get back to work for the community here in FL-03.”

Cammack’s district stretches across parts of North Central Florida from Clay County to Gainesville.

 

Reach Kevin Derby at kevin.derby@floridadaily.com.

 

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  • Originally from Jacksonville, Kevin Derby is a contributing writer for Florida Daily and covers politics across Florida.

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