A very disappointing result, but not unexpected. Allen West upon arrival in the house, immediately painted a bulls eye on his back and dared the democrats and the black caucus civil rights faction to come after him. And they did. Ending in the most expensive and highly contested congressional race in the country.
Something tells me that West will be back and that he will remain a national firebrand in the interim. Maybe he has now learned just who and what he is up against and he will adjust his future runs for office accordingly.
Florida Rep. Allen West — the tea party pugilist and face of the class of House Republicans that stormed to power two years ago — conceded Tuesday to 29-year-old construction executive Patrick Murphy in one of the nation’s highest-profile congressional races.
After two weeks of battle with St. Lucie County elections officials — and a recount of early votes that wound up extending Murphy’s lead — West acknowledged that he couldn’t surmount his 1,904-vote, or 0.58 percent, deficit. That difference was just outside the 0.5 percent threshold to automatically trigger a recount of all votes. Read more: