A Palm Beach county election worker pauses as she counts ballots from election day in Riviera Beach, Fla., Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. Election Day has come and gone and Republican Rep. Allen

 

              A Palm Beach county election worker pauses as she counts ballots from election day in Riviera Beach, Fla., Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. Election Day has come and gone and Republican Rep. Allen
A Palm Beach county election worker pauses as she counts ballots from election day in Riviera Beach, Fla., Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. Election Day has come and gone and Republican Rep. Allen West is still fighting for votes. West, the freshman tea party-idol struggling for re-election in South Florida, found himself 2,456 votes behind Democratic rival Patrick Murphy in Tuesday's unofficial tally. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)