Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) paid the price for his failed campaign to serve another term in the House of Representatives.
Democrat Patrick Murphy defeated West in the contest.
West recently compared himself to Abraham Lincoln, who was only in Congress for one term. Suggesting you may not have seen the last of him in the world of politics, he said, "Look, you know, God closes a door so that he can open up greater doors. I will continue to, you know, stand up and fight for this country. That's my goal."