Allen West http://wlrn.org en After Beating Allen West, House Freshman Faces New Fight http://wlrn.org/post/after-beating-allen-west-house-freshman-faces-new-fight Of the eight new seats that Democrats picked up in the House of Representatives in November, four of them come from Florida.<p>Democrats were aided by a big turnout for President Obama, plus new rules that helped erase a Republican advantage in how districts are drawn in the Sunshine State.<p>One of those new Democratic seats is held by Patrick Murphy, the House's youngest member. Wed, 26 Dec 2012 13:44:00 +0000 Greg Allen 6848 at http://wlrn.org After Beating Allen West, House Freshman Faces New Fight NEWSCAST: Florida Lawmakers Weigh In On Debt Crisis http://wlrn.org/post/newscast-florida-lawmakers-weigh-debt-crisis <p></p><p>Republicans are upset that the president wants the debt ceiling included in budget talks. Meanwhile, former Republican Governor Charlie Crist switches parties. &nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Details from WLRN-Miami Herald News:</p><p></p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 12:58:02 +0000 WLRN-Miami Herald News 6046 at http://wlrn.org NEWSCAST: Florida Lawmakers Weigh In On Debt Crisis Allen West Drops Recount Fight, Concedes Race To Democrat Patrick Murphy http://wlrn.org/post/allen-west-drops-recount-fight-concedes-race-democrat-patrick-murphy <p></p><p>Congressman Allen West has given up. According to an early post from <a href="http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/84068.html?hp=bn">Politico</a>, the one-term Tea Party favorite from South Florida has acknowledged there's no way he can overcome Democratic opponent Patrick Murphy's 1,904-vote victory margin in District 18, which spreads over St. Lucie, Martin and Palm Beach counties.</p><p> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 12:04:15 +0000 Rick Stone 5018 at http://wlrn.org Allen West Drops Recount Fight, Concedes Race To Democrat Patrick Murphy Allen West Is Still Raising More Money Than Anyone Else In The House http://wlrn.org/post/allen-west-still-raising-more-money-anyone-else-house <p>U.S. Rep. Allen West, who is famous for his confrontational Tea Party politics, has been dominating this year in terms of fundraising.</p><p>He is not only out raising his opponent, Patrick Murphy, by leaps and bounds-- but he is raising more money than anyone else running for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.</p><p><em>The Washington Post </em>recently profiled Romney's biggest company donor, which is a&nbsp;Philadelphia-based orthopedic clinic. They also included some of the big money raisers in the country right now. At the top of that list happens to West.</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 21:17:17 +0000 Ashley Lopez 3157 at http://wlrn.org Allen West Is Still Raising More Money Than Anyone Else In The House Florida Republicans Pledge Allegiance To... Grover Norquist? http://wlrn.org/post/florida-republicans-pledge-allegiance-grover-norquist <p></p><p>WASHINGTON - Grover Norquist may not be a household name. He’s never been elected to public office, just some conservative boards like the National Rifle Association and others.</p><p>But Norquist is viewed as a powerhouse in Washington. He’s gotten 238 House members and 41 senators to sign his pledge saying they’ll never raise taxes – that includes virtually every single Republican member of Congress from Florida.</p><p>Only 13 Republicans in Congress have refused to sign his Taxpayer Protection Pledge.</p><p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 01:17:18 +0000 Matt Laslo 807 at http://wlrn.org Florida Republicans Pledge Allegiance To... Grover Norquist?