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.”
Blumenthal, a self described Socialist, is making his second run for Congress an NPA for US Congress in Florida’s District 25. He is running against Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Miami) and Eddie Gonzalez, a Hialeah man who recently garnered attention by legally changing his name to VoteForEddie.com.
Blumenthal – an eccentric 87 year-old retired Merchant Marine – wrote about the economic threat posed by communist China, urged Americans to by “patriotic” T-bills and warned that neither political party would solve America’s economic problems.
“The American Dream has been outsourced to commie China, India, Mexico, Brazil, etc. by the money hungry job creators looking for the biggest bang for their buck treating their American workers like disposable cups and not caring about our USA problems,” Blumenthal stated.
Concluding his manifesto, Blumenthal chimed: “We are a big country so why are most of our jobs in the small and medium businesses? Shouldn’t the biggies like GE, IBM, Motorola, etc be made to supply their fair share of jobs? Shall we let commie China, etc get the heavy big high employment industries and the USA the small stuff? A Marxist principal: Workers should be paid enough to move the goods and services off the shelves. Anyone disagree? Note, Communist run China is now considered to have the 2nd highest economy next to ours in the world and moving up fast.”
Blumenthal promises to “shake-up” the political establishment as a “Socialist” or “American Patriotic Communist.” In a race that boosts a strong Republican incumbent in Mario Diaz-Balart and the “VoteForEddie.com” domain name as a candidate, Elect Comrade Blumenthal is the motto of his campaign.
Florida’s 25th Congressional District includes parts of Broward, Collier and Miami-Dade counties.