Rep. West vows to keep fighting

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Allen West

Republican Rep. Allen West vowed Friday to keep fighting for a partial recount in his re-election race, after a Florida judge denied his request to revisit the count that showed Democrat Patrick Murphy winning.

Attorneys for the Tea Party-backed Florida congressman, who was elected in the 2010 Republican wave, argued that all 37,000 ballots cast during early voting in St. Lucie County should be recounted.

But after a judge turned him down, West blasted Murphy’s “army of lawyers” and made clear he was not conceding the race.

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Jonathon Dunne is an Irish college student who has been waiting on a green card for nine years. He is pursuing a degree in International Relations and dreams of moving to America to work in politics and follow his "American Dream." He has strong ties to the Republican Party and the Conservative movement and his aunt worked in Ronald Reagan campaigns in Florida in the '80s. Favorite Reagan quote: "It can be done" and he hopes Conservatives follow Reagan in "appealing to your best hopes, not your worst fears, to your confidences rather than your doubts". Follow Jonathon on Twitter @JonathonDunne13.
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  • fliteking

    He should take a job in some think tanks, on Fox news and the Daily Caller.

    Oh, and punch the first election official he sees in the face.

  • JonathonDunne

    fliteking – I think it is to early to rule out a win in this race. Lets hope and pray Mr West can pull it out of the bag.