Fort Pierce -
After Florida's St. Lucie County filed the results of its recount Sunday, showing Allen West even farther behind his opponent than before –– the Tea Party-backed Congressman still refuses to concede.
Democratic U.S. Representative Ron Barber, who almost died in the shooting that wounded former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, was declared the winner on Saturday after defeating Republican Martha McSally in a closely contested race.
Fort Pierce -
A judge rejected a request from U.S. Rep. Allen West on Friday that he order a recount of early voting ballots — leaving the decision up to the county’s canvassing board, which meets today at 4 p.m.
Palm Beach Gardens -
After a partial recount of early voting ballots on Sunday, Republican Rep. Allen West still refuses to relinquish his Florida congressional seat to Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy, calling the recount a sham.
In what many observers are calling an act of hypocrisy, a US Army officer-turned congressman once charged with war crimes is running a campaign ad showing a mug shot of his opponent taken after his arrests for drunken misconduct at a Miami nightclub.
Jensen Beach -
Florida Republican Allen West, said on Tuesday that as many as 81 Democratic members of Congress are communists. His statement was in response to a question: “What percentage of the American Legislature do you think are card-carrying Marxists?”
A Republican freshman congressman delivered a keynote speech Saturday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), telling his audience “liberal progressivism” is a world-wide failure with no reason to believe it will succeed in the US.