Allen West's file


Republican from Florida

Allen West, a retired U.S. Army Colonel, was elected to the U.S. House on Nov. 2, 2010. He took office Jan. 5, 2011 and served one term. He now is a contributor for Fox News.

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Recent statements involving Allen West

Recent stories featuring Allen West

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