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Anti-Gay Florida Rep. Allen West Concedes to Patrick Murphy

After two weeks of refusing to accept that vote-counting by officials in St. Lucie County, Florida, favored his opponent Patrick Murphy, including a recount which extended Murphy's lead, Rep. Allen West (R-FL) conceded the race late Tuesday, Politico reports:

WestWest acknowledged that he couldn’t surmount his 1,904-vote, or 0.58 percent, deficit. That difference was just outside the 0.5 percent threshold to automatically trigger a recount of all votes.

Said West in a statement:

“For two weeks since Election Day, we have been working to ensure every vote is counted accurately and fairly. We have made progress towards that goal, thanks to the dedication of our supporters and their unrelenting efforts to protect the integrity of the democratic process. While many questions remain unanswered, today I am announcing that I will take no further action to contest the outcome of this election...I pray he will serve his constituents with honor and integrity, and put the interests of our nation before his own.”

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  1. "I pray he will serve his constituents with honor and integrity, and put the interests of our nation before his own."

    The gull of that hypocrite. Good riddance, and please go get some psychological help, you dearly need it.

    Posted by: Maguita | Nov 20, 2012 7:19:30 AM

  2. Good riddance Mr Evil!

    Posted by: George F | Nov 20, 2012 7:21:22 AM

  3. I love that he still rocks that flat top like its 1991.

    Posted by: Brian in Texas | Nov 20, 2012 7:30:57 AM

  4. hahahahhaahahahahahaa!

    Posted by: ChrisQ | Nov 20, 2012 7:33:49 AM

  5. The scary part is that it wasn't a landslide victory for his opponent.

    Posted by: dodged that bullet | Nov 20, 2012 7:35:38 AM

  6. Good bye, hopefully forever.

    Posted by: Jack M | Nov 20, 2012 7:37:31 AM

  7. Don't let the door hit your ass on the way out. One of the most dangerous, unqualified, ignorant people ever to hold office in this country, and that's saying something. Good people of Florida, don't let this loon back in next time around, you know he will be back.

    Posted by: SoLeftImRight | Nov 20, 2012 7:48:25 AM

  8. Poor Allen West. His corrupt and equally vile anti-gay buddy Gov Rick Scott couldn't save him from disgrace.

    Posted by: Gast | Nov 20, 2012 8:23:42 AM

  9. Good riddance to bad rubbish...

    This guy was a total tool.

    Posted by: Pete N SFO | Nov 20, 2012 8:28:11 AM

  10. "I pray he will serve his constituents with honor and integrity, and put the interests of our nation before his own."

    Yes, unlike you.

    Posted by: trees | Nov 20, 2012 8:44:31 AM

  11. The EPITOME of the word "douchbag."

    Posted by: Bill | Nov 20, 2012 8:58:05 AM

  12. How could he have conceded "late Tuesday" when it's not even Tuesday noon yet?

    Posted by: Mark | Nov 20, 2012 11:14:34 AM

  13. Now he can add "sore loser" to his resume of dubious and disgusting "accomplishments".

    Posted by: niles | Nov 20, 2012 4:33:29 PM

  14. Maybe Karl Rove had persuaded him he had the election guaranteed;-)

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Nov 20, 2012 5:00:47 PM

  15. this news was the second best news for me since Romney lost the election.. for those who may not know or remember, Mr. West has stated that "being gay is like choosing chocolate mint ice cream" now I feel sorry for chocolate mint ice cream..

    Posted by: Bernie | Nov 20, 2012 7:05:01 PM

  16. @Bernie: somehow I forgot about such a possibly racist statement from an African American. So, being straight is liking chocolate (!) and being gay just likes it with mint added?

    The Republicans (especially the Tea Party) are all about personal responsibility. Sometimes that means foregoing oneself and thinking about the group first. I guess they haven't grown up enough not to be totally self-centered.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Nov 20, 2012 8:33:51 PM

  17. The House Of Representatives will be a slightly better place without Allen West. There will be one less wing nut Tea Partier. About 70 more to go.

    Posted by: andrew | Nov 20, 2012 9:21:14 PM

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