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Jennifer Bendery

All Ballots Counted, Allen West Solidly Defeated By Patrick Murphy

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) may be vowing that his race against Patrick Murphy is far from over, but as of early Saturday morning, all ballots were count...

Allen West's Primary Opponent 'Embarrassed' By West, Endorses Democrat Patrick Murphy

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Bob Crowder, the Republican who ran against Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) in the primary, announced Wednesday that he is endorsing Democrat P...

Allen West, Patrick Murphy Tied In Poll 2 Weeks Ahead Of Election

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) is tied with Democrat Patrick Murphy less than two weeks ahead of the election, according to a poll released We...

Allen West Foes Ready Attack Ad For High-Profile Moment

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When millions of people tune in for Monday night's presidential debate, those in Florida's newly drawn 18th District -- where the debate...

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Allen West, Patrick Murphy Debate: No Apologies For A Nasty Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) said he didn't vote for a $716 billion cut to Medicare that he voted for. Democrat Patrick Murphy split from hi...

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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...

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Allen West Attack Ad Says He Ignored Stem Cell Question From Mom With Disabled Son

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new attack ad slams Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) for walking away from a constituent who asked him about stem cell research as she stood a...

Wife Of Allen West's GOP Challenger Endorses Democrat Patrick Murphy

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) is no longer supported by at least one Republican in his district: Debbie Crowder, the wife of West's former GO...

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Allen West Faced 11 Years In Prison For 'Illegal Acts' In Military, Says Attack Ad

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The gloves are officially off in the race between Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) and his Democratic challenger, Patrick Murphy. Less than a...

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Dem Poll: Patrick Murphy Leads Allen West By Nine Points

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) is trailing his Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy by nine points, according to a new Democratic poll. The...

Allen West, Patrick Murphy Trade Barbs Over Scheduling Debates

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's going to be a long campaign season in Florida's 18th District. Just three days after the state's primary election, Rep. Allen We...

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Patrick Murphy Reveals Strategy For Beating Allen West: Allen West

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Most people have never heard of Patrick Murphy. As the Democratic challenger to Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.), the 29-year-old family bus...

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NAACP: Ad Showing Allen West Punching White Women Is Not Racist

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) says a new campaign ad depicting him punching white women in the face fuels racist stereotypes and would spark ...