Skip to comments.Update: Rep. Allen West in close race (Rep. Allen West loses reelection)
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.
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Thanks for the bad news- heartbreaking. Most disappointing loss of the night because unlike Aiken, etc. it was 100% undeserved.
The RACIST party won
West needs to run on the next race avail in Florida, I wanna see him run in 2016
And with Mia’s loss, two more brave Conservative blacks have been taken down. How dare they leave the liberal plantation.
My heart grieves, he is the one honest, good, decent, “black man” running. I pray for him and his family.
not a good night.
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.
Can’t say he wasn’t combative enough. I wonder if he would have been better-served by focusing on the economy.
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.
He was targeted for redistricting
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...
the rats stole every election tonight....every one....
so sorry Col West....you deserved better than this stinking country...
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.
I’m just sorry that West risked his life defending the gutless, lazy majority of this sinking ship. Waste of time, Allen.
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.
Until then he would be a great replacement (NOT sub) for Ted Baxter.
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.
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