July 3rd, 2012
07:02 PM ET
2 years ago

RNC chairman: I'm not the GOP police

(CNN) – Reince Priebus, the Republican National Committee chairman, said in a Tuesday interview that he would not abandon GOP Rep. Allen West, who said on Sunday that President Barack Obama wanted Americans to be "slaves."

"He does not want you to have the self-esteem of getting up and earning and having that title of American. He'd rather you be his slave," the Florida congressman said of Obama at a rally in Port St. Lucie, according to CNN affiliate WPTV.
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Filed under: 2012 • Allen West • Reince Priebus • RNC • TV-The Situation Room
West faces fight from all sides in new district
April 27th, 2012
08:03 PM ET
2 years ago

West faces fight from all sides in new district

Washington (CNN) - Few freshmen congressmen have found themselves in the glare of the spotlight as often as Florida Rep. Allen West.

Known for his outspokenness, West rarely backs down from a political fight. Some say he picks them.

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Filed under: 2012 • Allen West
West aims to raise money off 'communist' comments
April 13th, 2012
12:17 PM ET
2 years ago

West aims to raise money off 'communist' comments

(CNN) – Standing by his controversial remarks this week targeting certain members of Congress as communists, Republican Rep. Allen West of Florida called on supporters Friday to donate toward his fight against "extreme left-wing positions."

West faced criticism after he described the Congressional Progressive Caucus as a group filled with members of the Communist Party on Tuesday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Allen West • Congress
Florida Rep labels congressional Democrats as Communists
April 11th, 2012
10:31 PM ET
2 years ago

Florida Rep labels congressional Democrats as Communists

(CNN) – Florida Rep. Allen West's controversial comments have once again landed him in the headlines – this time with the sort of accusation not seen in Congress since the 1950s.

At a town hall meeting with constituents in Jensen Beach, West was asked how many members of Congress are "card-carrying Marxists."
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Filed under: Allen West • Florida
April 6th, 2012
01:16 PM ET
2 years ago

West open to VP possibility

(CNN) - Republican Rep. Allen West of Florida would consider joining the ticket with the Republican nominee this fall if asked, the congressman said Friday.

"(My family) has always stepped up to the plate to serve our country, and if it's the right thing, then I will do so. But I really doubt that would ever happen," West said on CNN's "Newsroom."
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Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Allen West • Florida
Rep. West: I'm not running for Senate
August 22nd, 2011
04:04 PM ET
3 years ago

Rep. West: I'm not running for Senate

(CNN) - Republican Rep. Allen West of Florida will run for re-election to the House in 2012, closing the door on a Senate bid, the tea party favorite announced in a statement Monday.

West said he considered launching a primary bid for the Republican Senate nomination to face incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson in the next election, but ultimately decided he would be most effective as a member of the House.
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Filed under: 2012 • Allen West • Bill Nelson • Florida • Senate
The 'vile' saga continues
July 20th, 2011
07:01 PM ET
3 years ago

The 'vile' saga continues

(CNN) – Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz admitted Wednesday that fellow Florida Rep. Allen West's e-mail rant was the kind of attack she's never experienced before.

In an interview on CNN's "The Situation Room," Schultz added, "And I was surprised that he sent that to my personal e-mail, an e-mail that he didn't previously have."
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Wasserman Schultz, West let the fur fly
July 19th, 2011
09:42 PM ET
3 years ago

Wasserman Schultz, West let the fur fly

Washington (CNN)-The debt debate got ugly over the internet between two Florida representatives on either side of the House aisle. Freshman Congressman Allen West ripped into Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz over e-mail following her comments on the House floor Tuesday.

Calling the Democratic National Committee Chair the "most vile, unprofessional, and despicable member" of the House, West said, "Look, Debbie, I understand that after I departed the House floor you directed your floor speech comments directly towards me. Let me make myself perfectly clear, you want a personal fight, I am happy to oblige."
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Filed under: Allen West • Debbie Wasserman Schultz • Debt • Deficit
Florida Republican gets 2012 challenger
March 21st, 2011
05:31 PM ET
3 years ago

Florida Republican gets 2012 challenger

(CNN) - Freshman Republican Rep. Allen West, who was backed by the Tea Party in last November's election, has drawn another challenger in the 2012 race for Florida's 22nd Congressional District.

Democrat Lois Frankel, the mayor of West Palm Beach, announced Monday that she will challenge West for the seat. Frankel, who has been mayor for 8 years and is term-limited, is also a former Florida state representative. Fort Lauderdale businessman and Democrat Patrick Murphy announced his candidacy for the seat last week.
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Filed under: 2012 • Allen West • Florida • Lois Frankel
Allen West on 'the dawn of a new America'
February 12th, 2011
07:49 PM ET
4 years ago

Allen West on 'the dawn of a new America'

Washington (CNN) - Freshman GOP Rep. Allen West of Florida outlined three "pillars of conservatism" that will lead to the "new dawn of a new America" in a rousing speech given to close the Conservative Political Action Conference Saturday.

Pausing several times to accommodate applause, West addressed his detractors and laid out a path for the conservative way forward.
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Filed under: Allen West • CPAC 2011
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