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article imageFlorida's US House Race to be decided Nov. 20

By Can Tran     Nov 10, 2012 in Politics
Florida remains one of the eight undecided US House races. Allen West, the Tea Party-backed GOP incumbent, refuses to concede. The final decision is due to be made on November 20.
It's been four days since the end of the 2012 United States Election cycle. The Democratic Party had racked up some several major wins. Barack Obama, the Democratic incumbent, won over GOP nominee Mitt Romney in the US Presidential Election. The Democrats have kept control of the United States Senate and will be joined by newcomers that could have much potential for the Democratic Party. However, the Republicans aka GOP maintain control of the US House of Representatives; but, there are still races that are left undecided. CNN reports that eight US House races are still undecided with seven of them being too close to call.
If Democrats end up winning most of the seats, this could put them in a better position for 2014. While the next US Presidential election isn't until 2016, you still have the Senate and House races. Both parties are gearing up in preparation.
One such House seat is in Florida. Allen West, the Tea Party-backed GOP incumbent, is in a battle for his political life. West won the seat for Florida's 18th Congressional District back in 2010 with support from Republicans that identify themselves with the Tea Party. However, it was projected that West was narrowly defeated by Democratic newcomer Patrick Murphy. But, CNN said that Murphy is a Republican-turned-Democrat.
However, West refuses to concede. He had demanded the ballots be impounded; but, a judge recently denied the motion.
As of the moment, the seat remains undecided until November 20. The Washington Post reports that West has seemingly lost the re-election. But, it adds that the Associated Press has yet to call the race. Again, West's campaign refuses to concede. In short, West will more than likely fight until the bitter end which is November 20. In regards to the House races undecided, Washington Post's blog says it may be 235-200 with the majority belonging to the Republicans. Even so, that does put Democrats in a good position for 2014 provided they and President Obama play their cards right.
In the case of West and Murphy, we have to wait until November 20 when the decision will be made. With West, his hopes may lie in St. Lucie county.
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