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African American Pro-Life Republican Allen West victory speech

Posted in Black Conservative, Politics, Pro-Life with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 3, 2010 by saynsumthn

Retired Lt. Colonel West Unseats Rep. Ron Klein; Becomes Florida’s 1st Black Republican Congressman Since 1876

“I am not afraid of confronting that enemy – peace through strength, peace through might”

“We will take this absolutely appalling thing called ObamaCare and we will and we will scrub it – we will start over …”

On Obama – “If you want to pick a fight with a US Army Paratrooper, bring it on !”

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African American Pro-Life Republican Allen West…, posted with vodpod

U.S. President Barack Obama campaigned against him. The Democratic-dominant Congressional Black Caucus campaigned against him. The Democratic Party of Florida even “accidentally” released his Social Security number. Yet, he prevailed (in no small part due to raising almost $6 million, as USA’s best-funded congressional challenger).

With 80% of precincts reporting, Mr. West unseated incumbent Rep. Ron Klein, 55% to 45%, in Florida’s 22nd Congressional District. Here is video of Mr. West giving his victory speech.

From SunSentinel.com (Florida): “The national wave of discontent with the Democratic-controlled Congress swept through South Florida on Tuesday, costing Ron Klein his congressional seat and sending Republican Allen West to Congress, where he’s likely to get a quick place on the national stage. In the end, it wasn’t even close. At 11 p.m., challenger West was well ahead of the Democratic incumbent. Just over 20 minutes later, West declared victory. The outcome was obvious much earlier. By 9:45, the West campaign party was so packed that people spilled out into the hallways and lobby at the Boca Raton Marriott. The mood was glum at Klein’s party, where most of the crowd left early.”

It is the first time that two black Republicans (Tim Scott and Allen West) have served in the U.S. Congress at the same time since the mid-1990s. And two or more from the South, since the 1870s. He is Florida’s first black Republican Congressman since Josiah Walls in 1876.