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Allen West says he’s not running for House seat again in 2014

by George Bennett | January 16th, 2013


Former Republican U.S. Rep. Allen West, who just announced a new Internet TV job with conservative PJ Media, says he’s not interested in a 2014 challenge to Democratic U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy for the Palm Beach-Treasure Coast District 18 seat.

Murphy narrowly defeated West last year in America’s most expensive House race. West, whose blunt-spoken conservatism has attracted a national following of admirers and critics, was immediately encouraged by fans to run again in 2014.

Other Republicans who might be interested in running have been waiting on the sidelines for an announcement from West.

The Politics column asked West today what his new “Next Generation” venture means for any potential future run for office.

Here’s the answer West sent via text message:

“My commitment is to the future of the next generation of Americans. The conversation should not be about me but what is the legacy we shall leave to our children and grandchildren, greater debt, a less secure Country and world, diminished opportunity? Shall we be the first generation to fail to ensure the American dream for future generations? So if all you want to know is if I am running for Congressional district 18, the answer is no. My sights and objectives, political and otherwise, are focused on something far greater.”

15 Responses to “Allen West says he’s not running for House seat again in 2014”

  1. Tom Says:

    That’s good news.

  2. Likely Says:

    Looks like he finally got around to reading what people had to say about him, and realized that his chances of success were roughly 0%.

  3. raintime Says:

    “…something far greater….” with a ego the size of a blimp and the character like Scrouge, West spins round and round. Allen, we dont care what you do as long as you go away. I’m sick of hearing your words and looking a your face. You, for a man with many solid gifts, waste your time pretending to be Donald

  4. Go West Says:

    That ‘holier than thou’ smirk he always has on his face: He’s his own biggest fan. Good riddance!

  5. Praise the Lord Says:

    Our long national nightmare is over. Go away Allen and don’t let the door…well, you know.

  6. jebamoni4 Says:

    May be the war criminal is looking for some commissioners/senators to crown him as Mayor of Florida!! Anything is possibe in Flrida!!!

  7. DavidW Says:

    Forced out of the Army. Forced out of Congress. Good riddance Allen West

  8. Bito Says:

    Allen West needs to go away, not mad, just go away, you are an embarsment to the american people, take it from a army veteran, you are toast, and you know it.

  9. West Is a Tool Says:

    Can we please file anything this idiot West says in the “I Don’t Give a Shiite” file and move on from this bad dream?

  10. ughhh Says:

    He’s delusional I bet he throws his hat in the ring for President

  11. MimiB Says:

    Good luck with your venture, Mr. West…. not that anyone will pay to read your idiotic rants and ravings.

  12. Joe Budd Says:

    Joe Negron?

  13. Reality Check Says:

    Same old posters same old rhetoric. Allen West has moved on to something else. Your rants amount to a circular fire masturbation (now don’t go getting excited, your Mom might not like the mess on the floor).West really does not give two hoots about anything you say, any opinions you might have or any “advice” you have to offer. I suspect that most of you lead quite desperate lives so knock yourselves out if you must but really what’s the point? Oh, that’s right you need to mess up Mom’s basement. Happy trails.

  14. Rosemary Says:

    Bless his heart. He obviously suffers from PTSD. This is the time to beef up mental health benefits under Obamacare and make sure the man gets help before he uses one of his leftover Army automatic rifles

  15. Jeremiah and Olga Tobin Says:

    We admire Congressman West and would like to know how we can contact him. Thank you.

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