Patrick Murphy 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 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 Fighting To Undo Loss To Patrick Murphy, Allen West Plays All The Angles http://wlrn.org/post/fighting-undo-loss-patrick-murphy-allen-west-plays-all-angles <p></p><p><span style="font-size: 13.5pt;">One of South Florida's leading constitutional scholars says <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">U. S.</st1:country-region></st1:place> Rep. Allen West is likely to <a href="http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/267419-west-refuses-to-concede-as-opponent-arrives-in-dc-for-orientation-events">lose his fight to recount the votes in District 18</a> and regain the seat he appears to have lost to Democrat Patrick Murphy.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 16:00:00 +0000 Rick Stone 4577 at http://wlrn.org Fighting To Undo Loss To Patrick Murphy, Allen West Plays All The Angles