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Allen West entered politics in to regain the lost House seat, challenging freshman incumbent Klein. West received the Republican nomination without opposition. However, he lost to Klein by a margin of 9.
He said he supported the Tea Party movement and rejected the notion that the movement was motivated by racism, saying the accusation was a creation of liberal critics and the news media.
While the party called it an "oversight" and offered to pay for identity theft protection, West harshly condemned the flyer for exposing his family to identity theft. Watts retired in According to West, " West faced the prospect of running against West Palm Beach mayor Lois Frankel in the general election.
That district had previously been the 16th, represented by fellow Republican Tom Rooney. However, Rooney opted to seek reelection in the newly created 17th District, a move that was considered likely to dramatically improve West's chances of reelection, although it was still a competitive race.
West did not debate Crowder and said "debating an uninformed opponent would waste voters' time". His general election opponent was Democrat Patrick Murphy, a political newcomer and a Republican until The campaign featured several negative ads, including one released by American Sunrise PAC that was extremely critical of West's policies and depicted him in violent cartoon action against several individuals.
West issued a statement condemning the ad, stating that it "plays on stereotypes" with the goal of diverting Americans from more pressing matters at hand such as high unemployment.
He claimed the ad was released by the family of his opponent. The campaign manager of his opponent, said the ad was from a third party and therefore held no liability for it. I'm shocked he waited this long.
Perhaps Crowder hopes to continue cozying up to local Democrats so he can be their nominee against Allen West in West did not concede, citing irregularities in St.
Lucie County where some early ballots may have been counted twice. Lucie County slightly decreased the margin separating the candidates, and the West campaign sought further recounts.
West said that if the final results show a loss, he would not cling to his title as a member of Congress, but wanted to ensure a fair election was carried out, raising the potential of a protracted legal battle. Lucie County election officials had not completed a recount of all of the early ballots, and so the previously submitted vote count which showed Murphy as the winner by 2, votes was submitted to the state election officials.
Tenure[ edit ] There are those who will hate your own country, America, regardless of the self-evident truths. To you I say that life just does not get any better than the 'Land of the all night IHOP' … and if you truly hate America so much, you are also free to find another home. There is surely an illegal immigrant who will be happy in yours.
Members of the conservative movement viewed him as a "torch bearer" and "conservative icon", with Sarah Palin and Ted Nugent both suggesting him for vice president, and Glenn Beck supporting him for president. In a critical summation of West's style, the liberal magazine Mother Jones opined that "[for West] every sentence is a proxy war in the larger struggle between patriots and the 'people in this world that just have to have their butts kicked.
West said that the raising of the flag is "an attempt to legitimize an organization with a known history of terrorist actions". West wrote, "After serving 26 years behind bars, Jonathan Pollard's health is deteriorating, as is his wife's.
If we can consent to the release by the British of the Lockerbie bomber back to Libya due to health concern, how can we justify keeping Mr. Pollard behind bars when his crimes were clearly not as serious as a terrorist who murdered hundreds of Americans?
Anne Pollard, his ex-wife, said "No one helped him. No government reduced his sentence by even one day. In speaking on what he believed to be Islam's proclivity for violenceWest remarked that "Something happened when Mohammed enacted the Hijra and he left Mecca and he went out to Medinait became violence.
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