From the Sunshine State to the Peach State, Congressman Allen West is in high demand.
Even before U.S. Rep. Allen West has been officially counted out in the hotly contested race for Florida’s 18th Congressional District, Republican officials in Georgia have offered him an opportunity to return home.
West is a native of Atlanta.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the freshman Congressman would be welcome with open arms.
“I would be glad to have him come back to Georgia and at some point run here,” Georgia GOP Chair Sue Everhart told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I would certainly try to help him because he has done his job. The way he ran his race didn’t in any way interfere with the job he did. He ran as a Republican, a conservative Republican.”
Following redistricting, West moved north from Florida’s 22nd Congressional District to run for re-election. The popular Congressman and Tea Party favorite has not conceded defeat against his Democratic opponent, Patrick Murphy, and is demanding a full recount.
A West campaign spokesman did not respond to a request for comment.
Everhart concluded that Congressman West is “one of the finest congressmen this country’s ever had.”