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Election 2014

March 20, 2014

Jake Rush kicks-off Republican primary challenge to incumbent Yoho

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Jake Rush, Alachua County based congressional candidate, kicks off a Republican primary challenge to unseat one term incumbent Ted Yoho in Florida’s Third Congressional District. 

“Conservative voters in North Central Florida are tired of being disappointed and embarrassed by their congressman,” said Jake Rush. “As an Alachua County Sheriff’s deputy and attorney who practices Constitutional and federal law, I have seen firsthand the overreaching authority of our government and the need to stand strong against it.”

“There is a problem in America, and it ain’t you, the voters. It’s not you, it’s not me, but it’s Ted Yoho and every promise he broke, every misguided vote he’s cast, and every ridiculous thing he’s said. There’s a problem and it’s Ted Yoho,” said Rush.

The Jake Rush for Congress campaign will kick off the campaign with a two day, old fashioned, barn-storming tour of the district. March 24
(Day 1) consisting of announcements at On Top of the World in Marion County (9:30 a.m.), Veterans Park in Alachua County (12:30 p.m.), and Orange Park in Clay County (5 p.m.). March 25 (Day 2) includes of announcements in Lake City (9 a.m.), Jasper (10 a.m.), Live Oak (11 a.m.), Branford (12:30 p.m.), Bell (1:30 p.m.), Trenton (2:30 p.m.), Chiefland (3:30 p.m.), Bronson (4:30 p.m.), & Newberry (5:30 p.m.).

“This campaign is not going to get outworked. Jake Rush has a strong, conservative message, and our research and experience shows us that when the voters are simply made aware of incumbent Yoho’s activities in Washington, they abandon him in droves,” states Alex Patton, the campaign general consultant. 

The Republican primary will be decided by voters on Aug. 26.

About Jake Rush

Jake Rush is a conservative Republican from Alachua, Fla. He is a former Alachua County Sheriff’s deputy and a current attorney practicing federal and Constitutional law. Jake and his father, Alachua attorney Robert Rush, successfully defended the first “Stand your Ground” case in North Central Florida. Jake is SWAT qualified and served as an Alachua Sheriff Reserve Officer again after returning from law school. From 2010 to present Jake has been elected to serve on the Board of Governors for The Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division, as the representative for the Eighth Judicial Circuit. There he has served as chair and co-chair of various committees including Public Interest Law. 

Jake is a lifelong conservative Republican and known as an honest, straight shooter in the law enforcement and legal communities. Learn more about Jake on the campaign’s website

About Florida’s Third Congressional District

The Third Congressional District of Florida is an electoral district of the United States House of Representatives located in the U.S. state of Florida.

It presently comprises a large section of northernmost Florida, including the entire counties of Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Suwannee, and Union, along with the majority of Alachua and Clay counties, half of Madison county, and a section of Marion county.

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