Potential Blow To GOP: Rep. Allen West Is Apparently DefeatedSubmitted by letsgoron on Sun, 11/11/2012 - 10:02
The Washington Post
Rep. Allen West is apparently defeated
By Aaron Blake , Updated: November 10, 2012
Conservative firebrand Rep. Allen B. West (R-Fla.) appears to have lost his reelection bid, with final vote totals in the state’s new 18th Congressional District showing him trailing by more than 2,000 votes.
With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Democrat Patrick Murphy leads West by 2,442 votes — 50.4 percent to 49.6 percent. That is outside the margin (0.5 percent) for a computer recount.
The Associated Press, however, has not called the race, and West is vowing to continue fighting.
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