Allen West Won't Run Again

Kevin Glass

1/20/2013 8:45:00 AM - Kevin Glass
After a close election and a drawn-out recount process, former Congressman Allen West has said he has no plans to run again for office. The Congressman from Florida was popular around the country with grassroots conservatives and made waves on multiple occasions for provocative rhetoric, but nonetheless failed to garner the votes necessary for re-election.

“My commitment is to the future of the next generation of Americans,” West told the [Palm Beach Post]. “So if all you want to know is if I am running for Congressional District 18, the answer is no. My sights and objectives, political and otherwise, are focused on something far greater.”

West announced earlier this month that he'd be helping to run a new PJ Media online media venture in conjunction with former Daily Caller reporter Michelle Fields.

West's November election battle against Democrat Patrick Murphy took weeks to resolve after many recount controversies and inaccuracies.