Congressman Allen West represents a segment of the Florida coastline in the US House of Representatives. A freshman congressman who rode in on the wave of Tea Party candidates, he has made a splash – even being asked as the keynote speaker at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
West is a political outsider after spending much of his professional career in decorated military service. He has significant voter appeal, though, hauling in remarkable fundraising funds for his re-election campaign, with $1.9 million raised in the third fiscal quarter of 2011. He is being challenged by two Democratic candidates in a highly competitive district.
West holds two master’s degrees, one in political science and the other in military arts and sciences, and had a brief tenure teaching. Congressman West resides in Plantation, Florida with his wife, Angela, and their two daughters.
Townhall.com is the leading source for conservative news and political commentary and analysis.
Townhall is packed with breaking news headlines, political news, and conservative opinion with Townhall columnists including Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin, Michael Barone, Star Parker, Dennis Prager, Thomas Sowell, and many more of your favorite conservatives.
Political cartoons full of satire and political humor from editorial cartoonists including Michael Ramirez, Glenn McCoy, and Henry Payne.
Townhall.com also features the latest news videos and pictures on the latest political hot topics including health care reform, the economy, immigration, government tax, President Obama, Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, Herman Cain, Ron Paul, Iraq, immigration, politics, gay marriage laws, and many more big news issues.
Townhall Magazine is our monthly print magazine that offers more exclusive investigative journalism, in-depth reporting, analysis, interviews with the heavy hitters and powerful exposés.