Allen West's Rise From The Florida Fever Swamps: Mother Jones 08/06/2012 08:18 am ET 470 Mother Jones The bike is immaculately polished and gleaming in the late afternoon South Florida sun. Read more on Mother Jones More: Elections 2012 2012 Election The Current Allen West Allen West Florida FOLLOW POLITICS facebook twitter Suggest a correction GET THE NEWSLETTER Enter your email address to get top stories and blog posts emailed to you each day. CONVERSATIONS FOLLOW HUFFPOST HuffPost Politics HuffPost Politics HuffingtonPost Available on the App Store Android App on Google Play Get it at Blackberry App World HUFFPOST NEWSLETTERS Enter your email address to get top stories and blog posts emailed to you each day. Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. Newsletters may offer personalized content or advertisements. Learn More.