Monday, August 3, 2020

Allen West’s Triumphant Return to Politics

Former Florida Congressman and Tea Party favorite Lt. Col. Allen West has made his return to politics, but this time in Texas.

This morning West claimed victory as the new chairman of the Republican Party of Texas unseating chairman James Dickey: 

“I just want to say how truly humbled I am by this honor, and that I will work hard for Texas and Texans. I would like to thank my amazing and dedicated team, as well as an incredible number of supporters. Thank you all! Now the work begins…”

In a statement on Facebook, Dickey wrote “I wish Lt. Col. West the very best in this role. Thank you for the honor of serving as your Chair. Let’s win in November. May God bless you and May God bless Texas.”

The voting took place Sunday evening and results were tabulated into the wee hours of Monday morning.

West, a one-term Congressman, was propelled into the nation’s capital amidst the 2010 Tea Party wave defeating incumbent Congressman Ron Klein (D-FL) by nearly a whopping 9% margin in Florida’s 22nd congressional seat – a seat he unsuccessfully ran for 2 years prior. 

Due to redistricting, the seat West held became even more Democratic and he decided to run for re-election in a neighboring district. He soundly won the primary but lost the general election to Democrat Patrick Murphy, who switched parties in 2011, by a narrow margin of 2,000 votes.

After leaving Congress, West became a frequent contributor on Fox News, a member of the National Rifle Association’s Board of Directors in 2016, and the Executive Director of the National Center for Policy Analysis from July 2016 to mid-2017.

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Curtis Jones
13 days ago

Congratulations we stand with you

Baboosita
8 days ago
Reply to  Curtis Jones

Love that man!!!

Papa Bear
Papa Bear
13 days ago

Glad to see you back Col. West!!

Randall
Randall
7 days ago
Reply to  Papa Bear

I would gladly follow Col. West into battle.

scot_belle
scot_belle
13 days ago

CONGRATULATIONS!! 🙂

Pat Dietrich
13 days ago
Reply to  scot_belle

Congratulations!

D Wilson
D Wilson
13 days ago

Hooray!! With Allen West at the helm, we have leadership that will represent true TEXAS values. My family and friends are celebrating his victory.

Geneww38
Geneww38
13 days ago

This is an answer to many prayers. Thank you

Tim Kuehl
Tim Kuehl
13 days ago

What an honor it is for Lt. Col. Allen West to be the Texas Republican Chairman. What a disgrace it was for Jeb Bush and the establishment FL Republicans to gerrymander this honorable man out of the Congressional seat he held representing Florida.

Dee smith
Dee smith
13 days ago

Thank you for standing for all Americans

A. D Roberts
12 days ago

A good man from all indications. But we need him in Congress.

Rodzzz
Rodzzz
12 days ago

Congratulations Lt. Col. Allen West. You are a God send for the Republican Party and America.

Perry Eisenhower
12 days ago

I do not know James Dickey, but I do believe Texas Republicans could not have a more honorable and capable man leading their party in Texas.

R. Pouliot
R. Pouliot
12 days ago

Go West voters, go! West in 2024
We need the Col at the helm.
(The most regretful element in the country’s “life” today is that the 2020 spot is not up for grabs to the Col.) I’ve never contributed $ to a campaign but this man has changed my inclinations.

Nastazi
Nastazi
12 days ago

Welcome to Texas Lt.Col. West! We could not be more proud to have you here. We are thrilled to have you.

Tony Salinski
Tony Salinski
8 days ago

CONGRATULATIONS, Col. West! This country desperately NEEDS men like you in government and politics. Glad you’re back in the saddle!

scot_belle
scot_belle
8 days ago

CANGRATULATIONS!!
Go, get ’em, Colonel…!! 🙂

saddletramp88
saddletramp88
8 days ago

Glad to see Col. West isn’t burned out on politics, he has much to offer all America. Hey Texas, howz ’bout you share him?
This man is an experienced leader, many are ready when he hollers “GO”!

jbfl
jbfl
7 days ago

Dang it, Allen. We needed you here in Fla.

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