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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 07:59 PM

Rep. Allen West finally loses reelection, refuses to concede

Source: raw story

Freshman Republican firebrand Rep. Allen West (FL) has all but officially lost his reelection bid, with the state of Florida releasing complete vote tallies Saturday that showed him trailing Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy by a large enough margin to prevent an automatic recount.

Just don’t tell that to West.

Despite the announcement of the final vote count, West has refused to concede the race, with his campaign saying they will wait to see the numbers for themselves before deciding to call it quits.

“We’re simply not going to just walk away from the race until we see that the numbers add up,” West’s campaign manager, Tim Edson, told the Associated Press.

The race in Florida’s 18th District was one of the nastiest and most closely contested campaigns this year, with West and Murphy spending a combined $17 million, making it the third-most expensive House race of 2012, according to data from Open Secrets. Most of that sum came from West’s team, which spent $13.7 million in the losing effort, third most among House candidates behind only to Michele Bachmann’s (R-MI) $19.3 million and House Speaker John Boehner’s $20 million.

In the final tally released Saturday, West trailed by 2,442 votes, 50.4 percent to 49.6 percent. Florida officials have not yet formally called the race in Murphy’s favor.

The twenty-nine year-old Murphy had never before campaigned for public office. He said the Tea Party sickened him so much that he felt compelled to oppose West, and to switch from being a Romney-backing Republican to a Democrat in 2011.


Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/11/10/rep-allen-west-finally-loses-reelection-still-refuses-to-concede/





here's another article about it:

All Ballots Counted, Allen West Solidly Defeated By Patrick Murphy http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/10/allen-west-patrick-murphy_n_2109313.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

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Reply Rep. Allen West finally loses reelection, refuses to concede (Original post)
trailmonkee Nov 2012 OP
RBInMaine Nov 2012 #1
Scairp Nov 2012 #37
freshwest Nov 2012 #2
Pachamama Nov 2012 #21
azurnoir Nov 2012 #23
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #25
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Nov 2012 #31
sweetloukillbot Nov 2012 #3
cgnick Nov 2012 #7
Sarah Ibarruri Nov 2012 #8
freshwest Nov 2012 #27
Siwsan Nov 2012 #4
We_Must_Organize Nov 2012 #5
Posteritatis Nov 2012 #16
sweetloukillbot Nov 2012 #19
Posteritatis Nov 2012 #22
cgnick Nov 2012 #6
Heathen57 Nov 2012 #14
WRH2 Nov 2012 #9
niyad Nov 2012 #10
NoGOPZone Nov 2012 #11
Thor_MN Nov 2012 #12
Loge23 Nov 2012 #13
SCVDem Nov 2012 #15
silvershadow Nov 2012 #17
underthematrix Nov 2012 #18
allan01 Nov 2012 #20
judesedit Nov 2012 #24
AlGoreRhythms Nov 2012 #26
jmowreader Nov 2012 #28
CoboWowbo Nov 2012 #29
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Nov 2012 #30
libodem Nov 2012 #32
libodem Nov 2012 #33
brentspeak Nov 2012 #34
BigDemVoter Nov 2012 #35
mysuzuki2 Nov 2012 #36
MrMickeysMom Nov 2012 #38

Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:05 PM

1. Well, he's batshit fucking crazy. What else can be said?

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Response to RBInMaine (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:46 PM

37. There is definitely something wrong with him

I hope someone who might still care about him will get him to a qualified psychiatric professional for evaluation and treatment because like you say, he is utterly batshit. No one that mentally ill can possibly function for very long.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:05 PM

2. If he concedes, will he leave America? That's what he wanted all those Democrats to do.

"We need to let President Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, (audience boos) and my dear friend the chairman of the Democrat National Committee, we need to let them know that Florida ain't on the table," West said. "Take your message of equality of achievement, take your message of economic dependency, take your message of enslaving the entrepreneurial will and spirit of the American people somewhere else. You can take it to Europe, you can take it to the bottom of the sea, you can take it to the North Pole, but get the hell out of the United States of America."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/28/allen-west-liberals-get-out-florida-primary-2012_n_1239247.html

Dear Allen, I'm sure some backwater fascist country would love to have you there. Don't let the screen door hit you on the way out.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 11:03 PM

21. The reply on Twitter to Allen West: "You first asshole"...



Posted by a former Reid spokesman... (my guess is he really is a current spokesman)

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Response to freshwest (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 11:18 PM

23. OMG how much more baldfaced can you get

"Take your message of equality of achievement says it all right there

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #23)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:01 AM

25. +1 nt

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Response to freshwest (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:34 AM

31. Somalia

No meddling government there.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:07 PM

3. Maybe if he shoots off his gun next to a voting machine, it'll give him more votes nt

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Response to sweetloukillbot (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:21 PM

7. LOL I love it!!!

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Response to sweetloukillbot (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:24 PM

8. Yes! Excellent idea. lol

This man is absolutely frikkin' nuts.

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Response to sweetloukillbot (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:18 AM

27. Yup, that'll work:


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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:09 PM

4. Does the House Sargent at Arms carry a taser??

That might be the only way to keep this nutter out of the chambers, come January. A taser, and my previously suggested straight jacket and giant butterfly net.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:18 PM

5. If only

Michelle Bachmann would've lost too... wow, I almost cried tears of joy with just the thought. These teabaggers are truly scary, fucked up people.

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Response to We_Must_Organize (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:59 PM

16. She lost by a pretty tiny margin too, didn't she? (nt)

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Response to Posteritatis (Reply #16)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:53 PM

19. She won by a tiny margin...

But I saw somewhere that there may be room for a recount...

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Response to sweetloukillbot (Reply #19)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 11:04 PM

22. Er. Yeah. That'll teach me to post on three hours' sleep. (nt)

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:20 PM

6. West has no dignity, he should man up and admit defeat...

but the tin foil hat crowd will support him in his crybaby tactics.

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Response to cgnick (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:49 PM

14. Imo West's problem

is that his ego is so large that, like Romney, it is simply impossible for him to lose. Egomaniacs are like that.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:27 PM

9. Don't let the door hit ya in the ass

you mean spirited dick.did I mention;dishonest and pompous.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:29 PM

10. has he been taking lessons from norm coleman?

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:33 PM

11. Christ, even Karl Rove would have given up by now. nt

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:34 PM

12. He is in the first stage of Republican grief, denial

The only other stage, anger, will arrive in due time.

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Response to Thor_MN (Reply #12)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:41 PM

13. Knowing this nut, I'll pass on the anger! (nt)

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:50 PM

15. Does this turd have any military benefits?

Strip all of them for conduct unbecoming!

He is neither an officer or a gentleman.

A disgrace to America deserves nothing!

How's that for fixing some of the budget?

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:07 PM

17. If he was a class act he would have conceded long ago.(or period, for that matter). He's not. nt

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:30 PM

18. I tweeted him and told him to concede

Most of his district said NO to crazy talk and HATE and that's why he lost.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:43 PM

20. re: Rep. Allen West finally loses reelection, refuses to concede

give it up already . you lost sir.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 11:55 PM

24. West is more than a loser of the election. He's a loser in life in general and needed to be brought

down a peg or two. Touche'

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:10 AM

26. I'm surprised

he's not calling for another recount.

His fall from grace was anything but graceful.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:10 AM

28. Please tell me Boner funded other House races with his campaign funds

If John Boehner spent twenty million dollars on advertising for his own campaign, he is the stupidest fucker on the face of the earth. John Boehner ran UNOPPOSED in 2012.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:31 AM

29. Good News Indeed!

The fact he only served one term means no pension or free lifelong healthcare benefit for him, tax savings at it finest.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:33 AM

30. Give it up West

You can always go to work for the clown show known as Fox News.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:45 AM

32. The dunking stool

Has fallen out of vogue. Too bad. I do not like that guy!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:52 AM

33. He won't be out of work long

He is just the 'right shade' to prop up on Faux. Or guess who will be next RNC chairman? They present what they think people want to see. That's why they are so inauthentic. They are fake. Plastic. Artificial. Facsimiles.

Uh, and they all lie.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:28 PM

34. Looks like Murphy will have to hire a cleanout crew

to toss West's stuff out the curb. In any case - garbage out.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:01 PM

35. BuBye to one of the BIGGEST GOP ASSHOLES!!!

Good Riddance!!!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:29 PM

36. My understanding is that the results have been certified.

Who cares if he concedes or not.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:17 PM

38. WaaahhhH!

Bye-Bye! Time to go back to Crazy Town....

Here's your ticket, Mr. West!

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