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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Allen B. West (R-Fla.)

District: 22nd District
Political Highlights: Republican nominee for U.S. House, 2008
Born: Feb. 7, 1961; Atlanta, Ga.
Residence: Plantation
Religion: Christian
Family: Wife, Angela West; two children
Education: U. of Tennessee, B.A. 1983; Kansas State U., M.A. 1996
Military Service: Army, 1983-2004
Start of Service: Elected: 2010 (1st term)
Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Emerging Threats and Capabilities; Military Personnel); Small Business (Contracting & Workforce; Investigations, Oversight & Regulations)

Election History
2012generalPatrick Murphy (D) 166,25750.3
Allen West (R) 164,35349.7
Marilyn Holloman (WRI) 550.0
2010generalAllen West (R) 118,89054.4
Ron Klein (D) 99,80445.6
2008generalRon Klein (D) 169,04154.7
Allen West (R) 140,10445.3
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Florida is 2nd on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.