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West Has Some Fight Left

He explains his loss.

Mar. 18, 2014

Col. Allen West asks, “Was it fun for me to lose an election? No. Not at all. But if I quit after that loss, I would just be a politician. That’s not who I am.” West lost his 2012 race to retain his Florida House seat after Democrats fought hard to kick him out. Why did they fight so hard? West knows exactly why: “I’m a threat to what the Democrat Party stands for. Why would they want to attack a 51-year-old, African-American who has served in the United States military for 22 years? Been married for 23 years, has a wife who’s accomplished – an MBA and a PhD – and two very exceptional daughters. Now what the heck do they want to attack that for? I think it’s one simple thing. They fear that. They fear that voice and that’s all there is to it, and I think that’s a shame.”

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