FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2012, file photo, Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington. West gave up his fight to remain in Congress on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, after two weeks of recount battles in court. The first-term Republican said in a statement he was conceding the race to Democrat Patrick Murphy, a 29-year-old political newcomer. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2012, file photo, Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington. West gave up his fight to remain in Congress on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, after two weeks of recount battles in court. The first-term Republican said in a statement he was conceding the race to Democrat Patrick Murphy, a 29-year-old political newcomer. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2012, file photo, Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington. West gave up his fight to remain in Congress on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, after two weeks of recount battles in court. The first-term Republican said in a statement he was conceding the race to Democrat Patrick Murphy, a 29-year-old political newcomer. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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