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Allen West invited to run for office in Georgia

13

November

If this whole Florida recount doesn’t go U.S. Rep. Allen West’s way, he has a standing invite to move to the more-Republican leaning state of Georgia.

In an interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Georgia Republican party chairwoman Sue Everhart said she’d love to welcome West back to Georgia. West, the Journal-Constitution reports, is an Atlanta native.

"I would be glad to have him come back to Georgia and at some point run here," Everhart said. "I would certainly try to help him because he has done his job. The way he ran his race didn’t in any way interfere with the job he did. He ran as a Republican, a conservative Republican."

West has yet to concede his race in Florida’s 18th Congressional District, where he trails Democrat Patrick Murphy by 1,907 votes out of 330,594 votes cast, according to the state.

Murphy is in Washington attending orientation events while West is pushing for a full recount. A partial recount in St. Lucie County narrowed Murphy’s lead but not enough to trigger an automatic recount.

"God bless and thanks to all of you here in the Treasure Coast and across America who have joined with us in the fight to protect and preserve the American democratic electoral process," West posted on Facebook. "Your efforts and voices are being heard and you have all become guardians of America’s honor ... I will not let you down."

 

[Last modified: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 5:13pm]

    

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