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USF Political Scientist: Demeanor In Yoho/Rush Race Making National Headlines

One of the most visible races in Tuesday’s primary election is that of U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho against Jake Rush.

Yoho is the incumbent and a Tea Party favorite. Rush is a Gainesville lawyer and a former sheriff's deputy.

The two are vying for a two-year term, and the winner will face Democratic candidate Marihelen Wheeler and Independent candidate Howard Lawson in the November general election.

WJCT’s Michelle Corum spoke with University of South Florida political science professor Susan MacManus about the race in Florida’s third Congressional District.

You can follow Michelle Corum on Twitter at @MCorumonME.

Michelle Corum joined WJCT as "Morning Edition" host in 2012 and has worked in public broadcasting as an announcer and reporter for public radio stations in Lawrence, Kansas, and Interlochen, Michigan. She also manages WJCT's Radio Reading Service for sight-impaired listeners.