Allen West Concedes Congressional Race in Florida

Sad news.
Tea Party patriot and American war hero Allen West conceded his Congressional race in Florida.

Allen West was never afraid to stand up for conservative principles.
The Politico reported:

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.

So the brash conservative opted to bow out rather than wage a long and costly court battle he was unlikely to win.

“For two weeks since Election Day, we have been working to ensure every vote is counted accurately and fairly. We have made progress towards that goal, thanks to the dedication of our supporters and their unrelenting efforts to protect the integrity of the democratic process,” West said in a statement to POLITICO. “While many questions remain unanswered, today I am announcing that I will take no further action to contest the outcome of this election.”

West congratulated Murphy, saying, “I pray he will serve his constituents with honor and integrity, and put the interests of our nation before his own.”

Allen West will be missed.

Let’s all pray this is not the last we hear from Allen West.

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  • NeoKong

    He got f-ing screwed.
    The whole country got screwed in that election.
    I have never seen results that were in such stark contradiction to all the predictions and indicators.
    The whole thing stinks to high heaven and I don’t give a damn who knows it.

  • Sasja

    The RINOs are celebrating.

  • dw dude

    you will be ostracized when you call out the communists, but we are not afraid. Allen west will hold office once again.

  • Bob

    Imagine the headlines of MSNBC if West was a democrat. It would say something like: “Racist Florida Voters Steal Reelection Efforts of Black Congressman”
    However, since Col West is an honorable and patriotic conservative and republican…..you hear nothing from any of the lame stream media.

  • DecentAmerican

    Sad day in America when an honorable man like West loses to a convicted felon like Murphy. Exactly how stupid are the people in his Florida district?

    Just reading some of the vulgar comments about West on Poloictivo from the racist Dem nutcases. Absolutely vile racist comments, telling this honorable hero, who fought to defend these nutcases in Iraq, to get out if America? There would be now way they would say that if he were white.

    Vile disgusting racist liberals. They just can’t stand to see an intelligent, dignified, honorable black American like West in power.

    Heil to the white slave masters of the Dem party! Disgusting pigs.

  • Frank

    Maybe next time he’s in office he’ll conduct himself like a statesmen rather than a radio talk show host. Then again, bombastic rhetoric is what the commentators on this blog probably desire, so I’m sure my comment won’t be appreciated here.

    So, allow me to reply now to the upcoming barrage of nastiness and name-calling…

    You lost.

  • Cari

    Allen West for RNC Chair!

  • GotFreedom

    Thank you Mr. West for your service. . .we hope this will not discourage you from seeking a future political position. . .American needs you!

    This election was stolen. . .period. . .and we all know it. . .

  • Bob

    I guess we better start voting twice

  • tj

    I like Allen West.. but now.. maybe.. since he’s on his way out.. maybe he could bring up that ELIGIBILITY thing?

  • Sam Stone

    What has America become when they throw out a man like West but re-elect a man like Jessie Jackson Jr who has been confined to a mental ward at Mayo Clinic for the past 3 months with bipolar disorder which few can cope with.
    Here in Maryland a local Delegate was throw out after her conviction for financial issues and the Democrat group tasked to find a replacement chose a certain Mr Hall.
    “Mr. Hall, 42, has admitted that he sold drugs in the early 1990s and in 1992 he participated in a shootout that killed a 13-year-old boy who was caught in the crossfire.

    Mr. Hall and the other gunman, Darius Wiggs, were each initially charged with first-degree murder. The charge against Mr. Hall was dropped after investigators determined that Wiggs fired the first shot and fired the bullet that killed the child.

    Mr. Hall spent 40 days in jail before the charge was dropped, and he was eventually convicted of misdemeanor handgun possession for his part in the incident.

    Read more: O’Malley asks that choice for House be withdrawn – Washington Times http://www.washingtontimes.com

    What has America become?

  • Sam Stone

    #6 Frank, America lost idiot!

  • Dan in Not Chicago, Illinois

    I don’t think it is possible to pretend that our electoral process has any degree of legitimacy anymore. Granted, being from Illinois, I know [i]our[/i] elections are rigged, but it appears Chicago style elections have been exported to more areas of the country.

    I’m going to go out on a limb here, and guess that the “29 year old construction executive and felon” got that job because of family connections. And by “family” I mean that in all possible connotations.

  • Linda

    Well we know this election was stolen…they had no shame seeing our Troops’ votes were not counted…but when the enemy knocks on their door they are quick to call on our Troops!

    Shameless democrats…shameless republicans…

    Shameless and dumb…YOU DO IT ALL TO YOUR OWN HURT…AND YOUR FAMILIES!

    But there is a God in Heaven…

    God Bless You My Hero Rep. Allen West…cannot wait to see where God wants to use you now! I don’t think no one ever stood up to these thugs like you did! WE ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU…YOU ARE A GREAT EXAMPLE OF A MAN OF TRUE VALOR…INTEGRITY…HONOR..A GREAT WARRIOR OVERSEAS AND AT HOME!

  • curt

    NeoKong commented:

    “I have never seen results that were in such stark contradiction to all the predictions and indicators.”

    You must be kidding. A day before the election FOUR pundit pollsters had it perfectly correct for Obama. 332 for Obama and 203 for Romney. Those correct predictors included Nate Silver, Josh Putnam etc. The MAJORITY of predictors were predicting Obama to win.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2012/11/05/pundit-accountability-the-official-2012-election-prediction-thread/

  • DecentAmerican

    #6frank…..nope, no name calling here, just calling it like it is. “bombastic”? First, take a gander at the hateful diatribe that the lib nut jobs have said about Romney and Palin.

    Second, that is a racist code word, a dog whistle. You clearly show your racism if you can’t stand fir an honorable man like West. Problem with his skin color Frankie?

    Frank
    , just your typical KKK Founding democrat. Get your white hood cleaned lately?

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  • vangrungy

    Allen West will come back. It’s an almost guaranteed scenario.

    All it takes is one cell of muslims to have a successful attack that the MSM can’t contain.

  • Curt

    Several posters have referred to the new Congressman Patrick Murphy as a convicted felon. He has never been convicted of anything. When he was 19, he was charged with 2 misdemeanors. One charge (public intoxication) was dropped and the other charge (fake id) was dismissed.

  • texasps

    West congratulated Murphy, saying, “I pray he will serve his constituents with honor and integrity, and put the interests of our nation before his own.”

    Look at the comments by his (Murphy) constituents on the politico. Vile hatred and lack of love for America spews there. Pray for America!

    God bless Allen West and his family!! He fought the good fight. Here is his official statement: http://nblo.gs/EXLO4

    FWIW Just a note. Because the voter ID law was blocked, True the Vote and Tea Party people volunteered to be court appointed poll watchers election day. Many reports came in of voter fraud and uncounted ballots (especially Military ballots) and votes by non USA citizens, that were ignored. bit.ly/SGjrsb Unless we have a voter ID law and voting methods improved by 2014, I fear that future elections will produce similar results. Even the UN thought it was odd we didn’t have to show an ID to vote: is.gd/UXn6Rk

  • Kissmygrits

    Might as well have Murphy in DC. He can get an office next to Alan Grayson who was elected again. We really need to clean house in the office of elections supervisors before the next good one is gone.

  • labman57

    Oh great. That’s just what the Congress needs … another Communist joining its ranks.

    Thank God we still have Michele Bachmann — a true patriot and loyal American — to root out all of those Christian-hating, Muslim-loving, socialism-embracing, unAmerican conspirators lurking in the shadows of the Capitol building.

    Geez, anyone can write this stuff. Who needs WND?

  • Paul in N. AL

    What do you expect from a system that’s become corrupted and unsalvagable. Time to scrap it and begin anew.

  • Ghost

    #6 Frankish (Julius Caesar was Right)

    you had allies in the Florida state legislature, dominated by Repubicans, who re-drew the districts SPECIFICALLY to draw Allen West out of office.
    nice bunch, a reminder that we Patriots are fighting a multiple-front war to preserve our Founding.

    yes, we lost because we put Country ahead of self. America lost.
    if JFK (D-Icon) was still alive, he would agree with us, or rather we would agree with him. you remember him, right? ‘Cold Warrior’, threatened nuclear war, “(assuring) the survival and success of Liberty”… right?

    but please, do tell, since Patriots lost… what did you win?
    -signed, an interested American

  • SeniorD

    LtCOL West is the most honorable person in Congress. When he leaves, the cesspool’s level will rise once again.

  • He would make a very fine Secretary of Defense.

  • Sorry to live in Illinois

    The irony is wasserman schults says congress is whiter and more male now. Yet it was the democrats who refuse to elect conservatives of color. Great. Next person who uses the “racist” card on me gets knocked on their butt.

    Its amazing that West got zero support from the national GOP.

    It’s time for all free thinking conserviatives to stop donating to the RNC, quit watching network news and quit buying the progressive rags. Money talks….and they ain’t getting anymore of mine.

  • DMG

    I have never seen results that were in such stark contradiction to all the predictions and indicators.

    You mean the predictions and indicators that right wing partisans refused to believe were accurate?

  • DMG

    #6frank…..nope, no name calling here, just calling it like it is. “bombastic”? First, take a gander at the hateful diatribe that the lib nut jobs have said about Romney and Palin.

    Second, that is a racist code word, a dog whistle. You clearly show your racism if you can’t stand fir an honorable man like West. Problem with his skin color Frankie?

    Frank
    , just your typical KKK Founding democrat. Get your white hood cleaned lately?

    Name-calling? What name-calling? LMAO!!

  • oldlineconservative.com

    Allen West is a hero. He will again go to Congress and the sooner the better. I could see a day when he would be House Speaker. Certainly he would be better than Boehner.

  • DMG

    This election was stolen. . .period. . .and we all know it. . .

    And your evidence is what? A Republican lost?

  • DMG

    Several posters have referred to the new Congressman Patrick Murphy as a convicted felon.

    Why worry about facts, when emotion is on your side?

  • DMG

    who re-drew the districts SPECIFICALLY to draw Allen West out of office.

    And West countered by moving to a new district, where Republicans outnumbered Democrats by 4 points, and yet he still lost.

  • Carl Olson, Jr

    Allen West is a convicted war criminal, he is in no way a hero.

  • timb

    “war hero”?

    You meant war criminal, since he was drummed out of the service for breaking the UCMJ?

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  • Joanne

    The demonrats wanted him out – he’s out; they wanted Obama in – he’s in. The demonrats are liars and cheaters – all guilty of treason; all their works will come into the light, and they will burn in hellfire.

  • Linda

    #34 & #35

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    So he fired his pistol near the head of an Afghan traitor in order to get information to prevent an ambush of Rep. Allen West’s Solders! And by the way there were no more ambushes for the rest of the time he was there! Asked if he would act differently under similar circumstances, West testified, “If it’s about the lives of my soldiers at stake, I’d go through hell with a gasoline can. He did what he needed to do to protect HIS MEN…UNLIKE THIS GOVERNMENT THAT IS ALWAYS READY TO PROTECT OUR ENEMIES RATHER THAN OUR TROOPS! SHAME ON THEM AND SHAME ON YOU FOR TRYING TO DISCREDIT A HONORABLE MAN LIKE REP. ALLEN WEST!

    And he did retire with full benefits!

  • bg

    ++

    Godspeed, God Bless & Thank You
    Mr. West, you are one of the best!!

    ==

  • Mike Neal

    I’ll vote for rep. West for president!!

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