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'''Allen West''' (born February 7, 1961 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a former United States Army Lieutenant Colonel and the current [[Republican]] Representative of [[Florida]]'s 22nd congressional district. West received his Bachelors degree from University of Tennessee and Masters degree from Kansas State University, both in political science. He also holds a Master of Military Arts and Sciences from the US Army Command and General Staff Officer College in political theory and military operations.  
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'''Allen West''' (born February 7, 1961 in [[Atlanta]], [[Georgia]]) is a former [[Republican]] [[United States Representative]] for [[Florida]]'s 22nd congressional district. He was previously a [[United States Army]] Lieutenant Colonel. West received his Bachelor's degree from the [[University of Tennessee]] and his Master's degree from [[Kansas State University]], both in political science. He also holds a Master's of Military Arts and Sciences from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officer College in political theory and military operations.  
  
His military career includes serving in several combat zones: [[Operation Desert Storm]], in [[Operation Iraqi Freedom]], where he was battalion commander for the Army’s 4th Infantry Division, and in [[Afghanistan]], where he trained Afghan officers. Also, West taught a year of high school in Broward County, Florida. West had the support of the [[Senate Conservatives Fund]] and the [[Tea Party Movement]]. Critics of the Tea Party occasionally slander it by claiming it's inherently racist, yet most likely haven't heard of West, and other conservative African-American members.
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His military career includes serving in several combat zones: [[Operation Desert Storm]], [[Operation Iraqi Freedom]] (in which he was battalion commander for the Army’s 4th Infantry Division), and [[Afghanistan]], where he trained Afghan officers. Also, West taught a year of high school in Broward County, Florida. He had the support of the [[Senate Conservatives Fund]] and the [[Tea Party Movement]]. Critics of the Tea Party occasionally slander it by claiming it's inherently racist, yet most likely haven't heard of West, and other conservative African-American members.{{fact}}
  
He is married to Angela and they have two children.
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He is married to Angela West, and the couple have two children.
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[[Liberal]] exploitation of [[early voting]] and questionable ballots caused the [[liberal media]] to insist that West lost his 2012 reelection bid to Democrat [[Patrick Murphy]] by a mere 0.7%.{{fact}} West contested the election; however, he conceded on November 20, 2012, citing "high evidentiary hurdles."<ref> http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/11/20/after-recount-west-concedes-in-tight-congressional-race/?hpt=hp_t2 </ref><ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2012/11/20/florida-rep-allen-west-concedes/|title=Florida Rep. Allen West concedes|first=Sean|last=Sullivan|date=November 20, 2012|accessdate=November 20, 2012|work=Washington Post}}</ref>
  
[[Liberal]] exploitation of [[early voting]] and questionable ballots caused the [[liberal media]] to insist that West lost his 2012 reelection bid to Democrat [[Patrick Murphy]], by a mere 0.7%.  West stood on principle and properly contested the election, however he conceded the election on November 20, 2012.  West cited "high evidentiary hurdles" in his decision. <ref> http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/11/20/after-recount-west-concedes-in-tight-congressional-race/?hpt=hp_t2 </ref><ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2012/11/20/florida-rep-allen-west-concedes/|title=Florida Rep. Allen West concedes|first=Sean|last=Sullivan|date=November 20, 2012|accessdate=November 20, 2012|work=Washington Post}}</ref>
 
 
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{{cquote| His parents instilled in him a very basic principle, love of [[God]] and Country.}}  
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{{cquote|If Joseph Goebbels was around, he’d be very proud of the Democrat Party, because they have an incredible propaganda machine.<ref>http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/199821-rep-west-nazi-goebbels-would-be-very-proud-of-the-democrat-party</ref>}}
 
{{cquote|If Joseph Goebbels was around, he’d be very proud of the Democrat Party, because they have an incredible propaganda machine.<ref>http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/199821-rep-west-nazi-goebbels-would-be-very-proud-of-the-democrat-party</ref>}}
  
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Revision as of 11:19, 16 January 2013

Allen West
Allen-west.jpg
U.S. Representative from Florida's 22nd District
From: January 3, 2011 - January 3, 2013
Predecessor Ron Klein
Successor Lois Frankel
Information
Party Republican
Spouse(s) Angela West
Religion Christian

Allen West (born February 7, 1961 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a former Republican United States Representative for Florida's 22nd congressional district. He was previously a United States Army Lieutenant Colonel. West received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee and his Master's degree from Kansas State University, both in political science. He also holds a Master's of Military Arts and Sciences from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officer College in political theory and military operations.

His military career includes serving in several combat zones: Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom (in which he was battalion commander for the Army’s 4th Infantry Division), and Afghanistan, where he trained Afghan officers. Also, West taught a year of high school in Broward County, Florida. He had the support of the Senate Conservatives Fund and the Tea Party Movement. Critics of the Tea Party occasionally slander it by claiming it's inherently racist, yet most likely haven't heard of West, and other conservative African-American members.[Citation Needed]

He is married to Angela West, and the couple have two children.

Liberal exploitation of early voting and questionable ballots caused the liberal media to insist that West lost his 2012 reelection bid to Democrat Patrick Murphy by a mere 0.7%.[Citation Needed] West contested the election; however, he conceded on November 20, 2012, citing "high evidentiary hurdles."[1][2]

Quotes

His parents instilled in him a very basic principle, love of God and Country.
[Citation Needed]
If Joseph Goebbels was around, he’d be very proud of the Democrat Party, because they have an incredible propaganda machine.[3]

External Links

References

  1. http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/11/20/after-recount-west-concedes-in-tight-congressional-race/?hpt=hp_t2
  2. Sullivan, Sean. "Florida Rep. Allen West concedes", Washington Post, November 20, 2012. Retrieved on November 20, 2012. 
  3. http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/199821-rep-west-nazi-goebbels-would-be-very-proud-of-the-democrat-party