POLITICS
11/30/2012 08:35 am ET | Updated Jan 30, 2013

Why Did Florida Fire Allen West?

Allen West is still surprised that Florida's voters have kicked him out of Congress after only two years. "Why would anyone want to get rid of a person that is born and raised in the inner city, third of four generations in the military--just an American success story?" asks West, from the living room of his Palm Beach Gardens home overlooking a pool and golf course. "I'm not some guy that came from a rich political family or anything like that," he says. "I'm just an everyday guy, but I have a passion for my country."

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