Stearns, architect of House Solyndra probe, looks back with few regrets
Last year, Cliff Stearns left behind a 24-year career in Congress just as he was gaining notoriety for his expansive investigation into the bankruptcy of Solyndra. After years of comfortable margins, the Florida House Republican lost a four-way primary to political newcomer (and now congressman) Ted Yoho, a veterinarian who ran a single campaign ad. Stearns lost by only 800 votes, leaving more than $1.5 million unspent in his campaign account. But today, Stearns says it may have been for the best.