Patrick Murphy, the Democratic candidate for Florida's 18th Congressional District, talks to supporters during a "thank you" tour of his district, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Election Day has come and gone and Republican Rep. Allen West is still fighting for votes — in the courtroom. West, the freshman tea party-idol struggling for re-election in South Florida, found himself 2,456 votes behind Democratic rival Patrick Murphy in Tuesday's unofficial tally. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

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Patrick Murphy, the Democratic candidate for Florida's 18th Congressional District, talks to supporters during a "thank you" tour of his district, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Election Day has come and gone and Republican Rep. Allen West is still fighting for votes — in the courtroom. West, the freshman tea party-idol struggling for re-election in South Florida, found himself 2,456 votes behind Democratic rival Patrick Murphy in Tuesday's unofficial tally. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
Patrick Murphy, the Democratic candidate for Florida's 18th Congressional District, talks to supporters during a "thank you" tour of his district, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Election Day has come and gone and Republican Rep. Allen West is still fighting for votes — in the courtroom. West, the freshman tea party-idol struggling for re-election in South Florida, found himself 2,456 votes behind Democratic rival Patrick Murphy in Tuesday's unofficial tally. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
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