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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-20-12 09:20 AM
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Rep. Allen West concedes in re-election bid (Tuesday)
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Rep. Allen West concedes in re-election bid
By Michael O'Brien, NBC News


Fourteen days after Election Day, West, a favorite of Tea Party conservatives who had sought a recount and raised the prospect of inaccuracies in the results, said in a statement that his legal team "does not believe there are enough over-counted, undercounted or fraudulent votes to change the outcome of the election."

"While many questions remain unanswered, today I am announcing that I will take no further action to contest the outcome of this election," West said.

Murphy led by about 1,900 votes following a partial recount in the district.

He added a bit later on Fox News: "We're going to move ahead and we wish Congressman-elect Murphy very well, but I think that now is not the time to draw the process out."

Fourteen days.

Yeah, I'm think that, if West really thought there were still unanswered questions and he actually had a shot at winning, he would keep battling, keep drawing the process out.

Cannot even be gracious as he slinks away is what I'm thinking.

This leaves only one Republican in the Congressional Black Caucus. Who could have imagined that the Republican "Southern Strategy" of ginning up racism would have a result like that?

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