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Update: Rep. Allen West in close race (Rep. Allen West loses reelection)
The Hill ^ | November 7th, 2012 | Alexandra Jaffe

Posted on 11/06/2012 11:21:35 PM PST by KantianBurke

Freshman Republican Rep. Allen West (Fla.) lost to Democrat Patrick Murphy in one of the closest, nastiest races in the nation, according to MSNBC election projections.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: allenwest; fl; florida; teaparty; teapartyfailure; teapartytoast; west
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1 posted on 11/06/2012 11:21:44 PM PST by KantianBurke
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To: KantianBurke

Thanks for the bad news- heartbreaking. Most disappointing loss of the night because unlike Aiken, etc. it was 100% undeserved.


2 posted on 11/06/2012 11:23:20 PM PST by Mad_as_heck (The MSM - America's (domestic) public enemy #1.)
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To: KantianBurke

The RACIST party won


3 posted on 11/06/2012 11:24:22 PM PST by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: KantianBurke

West needs to run on the next race avail in Florida, I wanna see him run in 2016


4 posted on 11/06/2012 11:24:50 PM PST by GraceG
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To: KantianBurke
Just damn.
5 posted on 11/06/2012 11:24:53 PM PST by Chgogal (Obama helped murder US Navy SEALs.)
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To: Mad_as_heck

And with Mia’s loss, two more brave Conservative blacks have been taken down. How dare they leave the liberal plantation.


6 posted on 11/06/2012 11:26:03 PM PST by 5thGenTexan
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To: KantianBurke

My heart grieves, he is the one honest, good, decent, “black man” running. I pray for him and his family.


7 posted on 11/06/2012 11:26:25 PM PST by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: Chgogal

not a good night.


8 posted on 11/06/2012 11:27:14 PM PST by RC one (AKIN-2016)
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To: Jmouse007

what in the he** is wrong with the people in FLorida? West is a good man and we needed him in the House. I’ll bet the RINOs are happy.


9 posted on 11/06/2012 11:27:46 PM PST by Catsrus (WANT)
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To: KantianBurke

Can’t say he wasn’t combative enough. I wonder if he would have been better-served by focusing on the economy.


10 posted on 11/06/2012 11:28:01 PM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: KantianBurke

The most disgusting revelation tonight.

A patriotic man with years of military service lost to a pathetic drunk.

The people of this district should be ASHAMED.


11 posted on 11/06/2012 11:28:53 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: 5thGenTexan
Mia Love lost too?

Dammit!

12 posted on 11/06/2012 11:31:29 PM PST by Chgogal (Obama helped murder US Navy SEALs.)
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To: Catsrus

He was targeted for redistricting


13 posted on 11/06/2012 11:31:39 PM PST by Lera (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: KantianBurke

Well..he is now free to devote himself to 2016....he has the leadership skills, he has the right ideology, and with another 4 years of Obama there should be a target rich environment for him to attack any democrat who much seek to assume Barry’s mantle - that is provided Barry wants to give up the gig by 2016....if he’s packed the SCOTUS with his stooges he can almost do anything he wants...


14 posted on 11/06/2012 11:32:16 PM PST by GLH3IL (Slainte Mhath)
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To: Mad_as_heck
yeah, but if we only had a "conservative" running....blah..blah...blah....

the rats stole every election tonight....every one....

so sorry Col West....you deserved better than this stinking country...

15 posted on 11/06/2012 11:32:44 PM PST by cherry
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To: Catsrus

That’s a shame.

Ultimately I think most of these lost Congressional races come down to Obama coattails. Obama turns out the kind of low-information voters who don’t pay attention, probably never heard of the candidates running, and just vote for all the D’s under Obama’s name on the ballot. West should come back in 2 years and try to win the seat back.

CNN has Michele Bachmann up by 2,000 votes in a 50/50 result.


16 posted on 11/06/2012 11:33:21 PM PST by JediJones (Vote NO on Proposition Zero! Tuesday, November 6th!)
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To: cherry

I’m just sorry that West risked his life defending the gutless, lazy majority of this sinking ship. Waste of time, Allen.


17 posted on 11/06/2012 11:34:14 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

Remember, the Dems sliced up his district to put more of their people. It was almost expected he would lose. Just damn. And I really hate that Mia Love lost.


18 posted on 11/06/2012 11:36:07 PM PST by Clock King
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To: GraceG
West needs to run on the next race avail in Florida, I wanna see him run in 2016

Until then he would be a great replacement (NOT sub) for Ted Baxter.

19 posted on 11/06/2012 11:36:52 PM PST by tsowellfan
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To: 5thGenTexan

Vernon Parker narrowly defeated apparently in Arizona as well to a Dem candidate that calls herself openly a socialist and participated in a communist party newsletter...this was highlighted in ads run by the NRCC but they elected her anyway, it appears.


20 posted on 11/06/2012 11:37:48 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: KantianBurke

the fix was in. blacks can’t speak against a brutha without getting whacked


21 posted on 11/06/2012 11:38:52 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Viennacon

Disgusting! I love Americans like Allen West — we have officially tilted into a country of takers — helots.


22 posted on 11/06/2012 11:39:32 PM PST by wayne_shrugged
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To: 5thGenTexan; PALIN SMITH; StarFan; GOPsterinMA; raccoonradio; kcvl
And with Mia’s loss, two more brave Conservative blacks have been taken down. How dare they leave the liberal plantation.

Mia Love and Allen West both lost? Mia Love... a Republican in UTAH. Lost??

OMG... what the hell is going on?

23 posted on 11/06/2012 11:40:06 PM PST by nutmeg
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To: KantianBurke

Romney not only reelected Obama, he lost the Senate,ruined the “down ticket”, West, Mia Love, Brown.


24 posted on 11/06/2012 11:41:52 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney not only reelected Obama, he lost the Senate,ruined the "down ticket", West, Mia Love, Brown.)
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To: KantianBurke

Cuss word!


25 posted on 11/06/2012 11:42:34 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: KantianBurke

Thanks very much for posting. I’m a great admirer of Allen West, a true American hero, have his image posted on my FR profile page. I wouldn’t have been aware of this for a long time had you not posted it. I am shocked, terribly disappointed by the news. It’s been a terrible, terrible night, politically.


26 posted on 11/06/2012 11:43:26 PM PST by lbryce (BHO-"Now, I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds" by way of Oppenheimer at Trinity, NM)
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To: GraceG

BTTT!


27 posted on 11/06/2012 11:43:41 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: JediJones
CNN has Michele Bachmann up by 2,000 votes in a 50/50 result.

C'mon, Michele!

How is it possible that Mia Love - a Republican in freakin' UTAH - lost this race? Last I heard (recently), she was double digits over Matheson.

Anybody know how Rep. Steve King of Iowa did? He's a good guy and we've contributed to his campaign... hope he won.

It's gonna take me a long time to get over this awful, awful night...

28 posted on 11/06/2012 11:44:04 PM PST by nutmeg
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To: KantianBurke

Frankly, this election SMELLS....I think we got ALINSKIED, and maybe there was some major FRAUD...sophisticated, from the TOP fraud....


29 posted on 11/06/2012 11:44:47 PM PST by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: nutmeg

Like I said....something SMELLS about this election...


30 posted on 11/06/2012 11:45:50 PM PST by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: Clock King

Not to be melodramatic, because I thought this way before the election, but America has been pornographized, liberalized, to the core, there is no going back. Conservatism is dead, it will not rise again, period. We’ll save their asses when armegeddon comes, but of course that’ll be all God’s power, through us, undeserved.


31 posted on 11/06/2012 11:46:01 PM PST by hulagirl (Mother Theresa was right)
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To: nutmeg

Both Republican congressmen (Bass & Guntia) have lost in NH to 2 female moonbats.


32 posted on 11/06/2012 11:46:59 PM PST by LongWayHome
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To: nutmeg

Iowa 4th District

98.2% Reporting
R Winner S. King (i) 53.2% 197,873
D C. Vilsack 44.6% 165,932
I M. Monroe 2.1% 7,836

:)


33 posted on 11/06/2012 11:48:40 PM PST by rainee (Her)
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To: rainee

Happy King won.


34 posted on 11/06/2012 11:49:48 PM PST by LongWayHome
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To: JediJones

Bachmann’s lead has be cut to less than 700 votes. 47 precincts remain.

http://electionresults.sos.state.mn.us/ENR/Results/CongressionalResults/1?id=561


35 posted on 11/06/2012 11:50:52 PM PST by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: ansel12

the stupid 50% of the American electorate and the media is where to aim your anger.. it wasn’t Mitt Romney’s fault 98 percent of the media were busy 24/7 campaigning for Obama and his Rat Congress for the last 5 years..


36 posted on 11/06/2012 11:54:09 PM PST by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: Catsrus

the rats stuffed the ballot box, hello


37 posted on 11/06/2012 11:57:12 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: KantianBurke

God bless, Lt Col West and thank you for your service. America has lost much. Sad, very sad.


38 posted on 11/06/2012 11:57:16 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: ansel12

no retard, the thing was stolen


39 posted on 11/06/2012 11:58:39 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: KantianBurke

This election was way worse than I could have anticipated. The pessimist in me was prepared for an Obama win, but I did not see such a disaster as was this election. Obama won every swing state.


40 posted on 11/06/2012 11:58:39 PM PST by Pinkbell
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To: goodnesswins

Of course it was stolen. And the guy our side sent into the battle capitulated before it was even over. At least we didn’t have to wait to be disappointed by Romney.


41 posted on 11/06/2012 11:58:49 PM PST by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: nutmeg

THEY STUFFED THE BALLOT BOX DON’T YOU SEE? ALL THE RACES WE WERE SUPPOSED TO WIN WE LOST, GET IT?


42 posted on 11/06/2012 11:59:47 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

hello *waves*


43 posted on 11/06/2012 11:59:53 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: ansel12

No Romney atually did well, the election was almost a tie they cheated at least that is what I think. Did you really think Obama was going to go just remember what he said 4 years ago the night he was elected:

“WE are the ones we have been waiting for” what do you think he meant by that. I hate Obama don’t blame Romney
blame Evil


44 posted on 11/07/2012 12:00:28 AM PST by funfan
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To: Lib-Lickers 2

Romney despised Reagan, despises conservatives, and actually left the republican party because of Reagan.

Romney is anti-conservative, and he deserves the blame of what his 20 years of effort, and 50 millions dollars of his personal funds, did to America.


45 posted on 11/07/2012 12:02:29 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney not only reelected Obama, he lost the Senate,ruined the "down ticket", West, Mia Love, Brown.)
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To: All

Are they sure we still hold the house?

It would be nice to ditch Boehner. Wothless piece of chit.

But the Unpublicans kept him as their leader, tells ya something, eh?

Doesn’t matter if they’re R or D...we aren’t playing on the same team.


46 posted on 11/07/2012 12:04:32 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: goodnesswins
Frankly, this election SMELLS....I think we got ALINSKIED, and maybe there was some major FRAUD...sophisticated, from the TOP fraud....

I agree absolutely 100 percent. How is it that the presidential was declared so early and quickly? It stinks like yesterday's diapers.

Sooner or later Americans are going to have to face down being overcome by "elected" authority they never elected.

47 posted on 11/07/2012 12:06:48 AM PST by Finny (A deal with the devil is ALWAYS a losing proposition. Voting for Romney to avoid Obama is just that.)
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To: ansel12

The libertarian candidate made Mia Love lose.


48 posted on 11/07/2012 12:08:59 AM PST by MacMattico
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To: rainee
Thank you for a little bit of good news, rainee! Thank God... Steve King beat Christie Vilsack!

Steve is a good man... there are so few of them left. God bless him.

49 posted on 11/07/2012 12:10:26 AM PST by nutmeg
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To: ansel12

“Romney is anti-conservative, and he deserves the blame of what his 20 years of effort, and 50 millions dollars of his personal funds, did to America.”

But West lost. A Republican is a Republican is a Republican. Doesn’t matter if he’s a RINO or the best conservative out there. The Dems will always find a way to get someone even more liberal.


50 posted on 11/07/2012 12:11:18 AM PST by ari-freedom
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