Allen West Concedes Defeat in One of the Most Expensive House Seat Losses
Tea Party candidate and Anti-Gay/ Anti-Muslim crusader Allen West has conceded defeat in Florida. West’s controversial and expensive campaign has come to an end, and even with full Fox network and Glenn Beck backing he couldn’t retain a seat in Congress. Perhaps people are finally becoming tired of the bile, divisiveness, and politics of populist hate; I know I won’t miss this guy.
More on the defeat here:
Florida Republican Rep. Allen West conceded to Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy Tuesday morning, wrapping up one of the highest-profile and most expensive House races in the country.
One other note: with this defeat and just one more race outstanding it looks like the GOP losses are larger than expected - the new makeup of the house will be 234 R - 201 D once the last remaining Republican candidate still contesting results concedes.