Allen West Concedes Florida House Race

November 20, 2012 1:40 am

Rep. Allen West (R-FL) has conceded his House race to Democrat Patrick Murphy, the Palm Beach Post reports Tuesday, ending one of the nastiest and costliest races this election cycle. 

“While many questions remain unanswered, today I am announcing that I will take no further action to contest the outcome of this election,” West says in a statement released this morning. 


Murphy has led by less than 1 percent since election night. Final results Sunday from Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie counties gave the Democrat a lead over West of 1,904 votes or 0.58 percent.

The Post has West’s full statement here.

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