Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Allen West in Search of a District

The Florida legislature will make new districts for the 2012 presidential election.

Petition may be signed by any Florida registered voter

(Boca Raton, FL) The Allen West for Congress campaign today launched its petition drive and new campaign website for the reelection of Congressman Allen West to the United States House of Representatives in November 2012.

According to the Florida Department of State Division of Elections, because of planned redistricting, petition signatures may be obtained from any registered voter in the state of Florida, regardless of party affiliation or district boundaries.

In his first six months in office, Congressman West has made significant progress in fulfilling the promises he made during the campaign in 2010 to restore fiscal responsibility on Capitol Hill and remove the barriers to job growth.

“The voters in the 22nd Congressional District have given me the highest honor to represent them on Capitol Hill. Each and every day I take their concerns to the United States Congress as their representative dealing with the major issues our republic faces,” West stated. “The House of Representatives is the voice of the people of our great nation, but we are only just beginning to make progress. After all, it takes five miles to turn an aircraft carrier. We are beginning our petition drive for reelection today because, while we have accomplished a great deal in these last six months in office, it’s going to take time to reset the course of this great ship called the United States of America.”

Petition cards may be obtained at the Allen West for Congress campaign office at 2108 N. Federal Highway in Boca Raton, and may also be submitted online at the newly revamped campaign website (

West has other problems. President Obama and Sen. Bill Nelson will be on the ballot. Democrats will spend shitloads of money in Florida to protect Obama and Nelson. The passage of the fair district amendments will make it harder for Republicans to gerrymander the district in West's favor. There is also the fact that West is a freshman Congressman and viewed as vulnerable by the DCCC.

Joy-Ann Reid points out that seniors in District 22 are going to have a hard time supporting West after he voted to turn Medicare into a voucher plan.



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