Florida Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL) will likely lose his primary election to tea partier Ted Yoho. Stearns was a consistent and vocal opponent of Planned Parenthood launching the congressional investigation into their funding which lead to the Komen Foundation fiasco earlier this year. Stearns had a significant fundraising advantage over Yoho but still looks primed to lose a close race after 12 terms in the House.
The loss for Stearns isn’t a win for Democrats who will still likely lose in the mostly Republican district. Replacing Stearns with a tea party candidate is certainly not a positive thing either. That said, it’s worth noting Stearns’ loss because of his high profile attacks on Planned Parenthood. Apparently, launching congressional investigations did not help him win a Republican primary.
Looks like voters – even Republican primary voters in Florida – have more pressing concerns than a Planned Parenthood witch hunt.