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Bad News Continues for GOP: Allen West Likely Out

ddoe Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 8:34 AM
Allen West and Joe Walsh are both kooks. So glad they got the boot!! Too bad Michele Bachmann narrowly won. Oh well, maybe next time.

Floridians in the new 18th congressional district gave much of the conservative world a shock Tuesday when Rep. Allen West, a freshman congressman, ended up slightly behind Democrat Patrick Murphy in voting with 97 percent of the precincts reporting. While the full vote count may not be known until Wednesday/Thursday, according to a WPTV.com account, Business Insider felt confident enough to report Murphy as the projected winner based on NBC News numbers. These had Murphy up 159,959 to 157,578 with 99 percent of the precincts reporting.

One thing this contest certainly was not was boring. At one point, West...