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Allen West 2012

West Suggests 'Cheating' At Play In His Loss

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) eventually conceded defeat in his race against Democrat Patrick Murphy after weeks of fighting the results, but more than a m...

Allen West's Political Demise Explained

Bloomberg Businessweek | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics

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 perso...

You Blew It!

Politico | Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics

It wasn't supposed to end this way for Allen West. The tea party House freshman had an astonishing $17 million war chest, sky-high name ID and a Re...

Allen West Rejects Big Post-Loss Offer

The Huffington Post | Nick WIng | Posted 11.15.2012 | Politics

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) on Wednesday turned down an offer from Georgia's Republican Party chairwoman, Sue Everhart, who earlier this week urged the c...

Patrick Murphy: Allen West Never Shook My Hand Before, So He Probably Won't Now

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

Florida congressman-elect Patrick Murphy, the Democrat who defeated Republican Rep. Allen West, said Tuesday he isn't nervous about seeing the congres...

Allen West's Post-Loss Options Already Opening Up

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) may not yet be ready to accept his apparent reelection defeat in Florida last week, but his Republican colleagues in Georgia ...

Allen West Calls Out 'Young Lady'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) interrupted his speech at the Vietnam Veterans War Memorial Saturday to ask that a tracker leave the event. He stopped his...

Jennifer Bendery

Allen West, Patrick Murphy Tout Conflicting Polls Ahead Of Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hours ahead of their first and only debate, Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) and Democrat Patrick Murphy are touting yet another round of confli...

Allen West Faces Tough Test To Avoid Defeat

Reuters | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics

(Repeats from earlier Oct. 19) * Fiercely partisan congressman is conservative favorite * First-term legislator in toss-...

Tea Party Icons See Consequences Of Outspoken Views

AP | BRIAN BAKST and ALAN FRAM | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

RAMSEY, Minn. — Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann's tendency to cause a ruckus on Capitol Hill made her a tea party sensation. Her bulging campaig...

Allen West Slams Challenger As Part Of Party That 'Said No To God'

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) linked his November challenger, Patrick Murphy, to the party that "said no to God" in a new ad released on Thursday. The s...

Allen West Rails Against 'Radical Islamic Nightmare'

Politico | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics

Tea party favorite Rep. Allen West decried the Egyptian presidential election results as proof that the Arab Spring is a “radical Islamic nightmare....

Allen West Releases First Reelection Ad

The Huffington Post | Greg Rosalsky | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

U.S. Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) released his first reelection campaign advertisement on Monday, a spot filled with patriotic imagery in which he pledges...

Allen West Refuses To Name Alleged 'Communists' In Democratic Party

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.19.2012 | Politics

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.), who claimed up to 80 House Democrats were Communists, refused to name any of them when asked Thursday on CNN. Asked by CN...

Herman Cain Endorses Allen West For VP

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

Former presidential candidate Herman Cain called Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) an "excellent choice" for vice president on Monday. Conservative radio ho...

Allen West Slams Bobby Rush For Wearing Hoodie On House Floor

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 03.29.2012 | Politics

On the "Laura Ingraham Show" on Thursday morning, Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) attacked Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) for wearing a hooded sweatshirt on the Ho...

Allen West Ad Overlooks Key Fact About West

Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) is out with the first radio spot of his re-election bid, wherein he is clearly trying to tap into anti-Washington sentiment i...

Allen West Draws Fire From All Sides

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 02.15.2012 | Politics

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) hasn't been a candidate in Florida's 18th Congressional District for long, but already there are a number of people prepared ...

Allen West's 2012 Prospects Just Got Better

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

Rep. Allen West's (R-Fla.) re-election prospects just got a lot better. West announced Tuesday that he was running to the north in the proposed 18t...

Allen West Retreats From Contentious Comment

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) is backing away from comments he made over the weekend telling Democratic leaders to "get the hell out of the United States o...

Michael McAuliff

'Tea Party 10' Targeted In Multi-Million Dollar Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A liberal super PAC is set Monday to launch what it is billing as a multimillion dollar campaign to "Take Down the Tea Party Ten." Th...

Allen West Predicts 'Brutal Bloodbath'

Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

Tea Party-backed Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) predicted in a recent interview that President Obama would lose in a "brutal bloodbath" to any GOP president...

'Maybe She Likes Running Against Black Guys'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) suggested a potential opponent, Democrat Lois Frankel, might be opposing his reelection bid because she "likes running agains...

For Allen West, Both Good And Bad News

The Washington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics

Talk of a tea party challenge to Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) is overblown. But that doesn't mean he'll be in the House come 2013....