February 3rd, 2014
11:33 AM ET
6 months ago

Coca-Cola Super Bowl ad ignites online debate

(CNN) – Coca-Cola’s Super Bowl commercial Sunday night was at first glance a moving tribute to America’s diversity, featuring a full minute of ordinary people of different races and ethnicity doing ordinary American activities, as the classic song “America the Beautiful” plays throughout the ad.

Nevertheless it became one of the most polarizing moments of the night. Why? The song was sung in different languages in addition to English, which sparked an uproar on Twitter.

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Filed under: Allen West • Lisa Murkowski
West says survival likely, once Obama's term ends
March 14th, 2013
11:04 AM ET
1 year ago

West says survival likely, once Obama's term ends

(CNN) – Former Rep. Allen West, who lost his seat in November, compared the end of President Obama's term in January 2017 to perilous points in history that Americans had to endure and overcome.

"When British tyranny besieged our colonies, we survived. When flames danced from the White House windows in 1812, we endured. When the union split itself into two almost perishing from this earth, we rebuilt," he said Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference outside of Washington.
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Filed under: Allen West • CPAC
West, Davis and Fortuno to speak at CPAC
January 24th, 2013
10:04 AM ET
1 year ago

West, Davis and Fortuno to speak at CPAC

(CNN) – Former Rep. Allen West of Florida, former Rep. Artur Davis of Alabama and former Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuno will speak at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in March, the American Conservative Union announced Thursday.

West, first elected in 2010, was defeated in November during his re-election bid in Florida.
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Filed under: Allen West • CPAC
Is the tea party ready to deal on fiscal cliff?
December 12th, 2012
08:00 PM ET
2 years ago

Is the tea party ready to deal on fiscal cliff?

Washington (CNN) - For the tea party movement, change is brewing on Capitol Hill.

Florida Republican Rep. Allen West, who rode the conservative wave into the House of Representatives two years ago only to be swept away in November, has already moved out of his office.
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Filed under: Allen West • Congress • Fiscal Cliff • Tea Party
West concedes in tight congressional race after recount
November 20th, 2012
07:59 AM ET
2 years ago

West concedes in tight congressional race after recount

(CNN) - Two weeks after Election Day, Rep. Allen West, R-Florida, conceded Tuesday to Democrat Patrick Murphy following a bitter campaign that resulted in a recount and legal action in Florida's 18th Congressional District.

The first-term congressman made his announcement the same day the unofficial results are to be certified by Florida's secretary of state. West had vowed he would not give up until the results, which consistently showed Murphy with a narrow lead, had become certified.
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Filed under: 2012 • Allen West • Florida • House
After recount, unofficial results show challenger still ahead of Rep. West
November 18th, 2012
09:23 PM ET
2 years ago

After recount, unofficial results show challenger still ahead of Rep. West

(CNN) - Although both Republican Rep. Allen West and Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy picked up votes in a weekend recount, the unofficial numbers did not change each man's standing – with Murphy still ahead – and, regardless, the latest count may not factor into the final totals.

Following the recount of early ballots cast in St. Lucie County, Murphy had 65,841 votes to West's 52,704 in that county.
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Filed under: 2012 • Allen West • Florida • Patrick Murphy
Votes to be retabulated in Florida congressional race
November 17th, 2012
01:50 PM ET
2 years ago

Votes to be retabulated in Florida congressional race

(CNN) – Republican Rep. Allen West's push to have votes recounted in his Florida congressional race against Democrat Patrick Murphy was granted late Friday when the St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections ordered a retabulation of all eight days of early voting to begin Saturday morning.

In Florida's 18th district, Murphy continues to have a slight lead over West. He declared a victory in the race last week, but West, who has been lobbying for a recount citing issues in the way the ballots were counted and a slim margin of votes between the two, has yet to concede.
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Filed under: 2012 • Allen West • Florida • Patrick Murphy
Judge denies Allen West's request for fuller recount
November 16th, 2012
04:00 PM ET
2 years ago

Judge denies Allen West's request for fuller recount

(CNN) – A Florida judge on Friday denied Rep. Allen West's request for a recount of all early ballots in his race for re-election because his appeal did not meet the requirements for a temporary injunction, CNN affiliate WPBF reported.

West's campaign had filed a complaint Tuesday in St. Lucie County, calling for the court to order a recount of all of the early ballots cast in Florida's 18th Congressional District.
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Filed under: 2012 • Allen West • Florida
Allen West calls for a fuller recount
November 13th, 2012
08:00 PM ET
2 years ago

Allen West calls for a fuller recount

(CNN) – Rep. Allen West's campaign said it filed a complaint Tuesday in St. Lucie County, calling for the court to order a recount of all early ballots in his race for re-election.

While the Democratic candidate, Patrick Murphy, declared victory last week in the close contest for Florida's 18th Congressional District, West has yet to concede, citing the razor thin margin between the two.
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Filed under: 2012 • Allen West • Florida • House
Rep. West's Florida seat remains undecided
November 10th, 2012
02:52 PM ET
2 years ago

Rep. West's Florida seat remains undecided

(CNN) - Despite a declaration of victory from Rep. Allen West's Democratic challenger, the bitter and expensive race for Florida's 18th congressional district remained unsettled on Saturday.

The state released new unofficial vote totals on Saturday following the noon reporting deadline. Those preliminary numbers showed Democrat Patrick Murphy, who is vice president of an environmental cleanup firm, with an edge of about 2,400 votes among 331,000 ballots cast.
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Filed under: 2012 • Allen West • Florida
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