(CNSNews.com) – Saying it’s time to “move ahead,” Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) announced Tuesday morning that he is conceding his House race to Democrat Patrick Murphy.
“I think that now is not the time to try to draw the process out,” West told “Fox & Friends.”
“We brought up some incredible voting irregularities, not just in St. Lucie County, but also some that we found in Palm Beach County, but now is not the time for the people down here in Congressional District 18 to be left in the lurch.”
West said “leaders don’t need a title in order to continue to lead and also to be a voice, and so I will continue to a citizen-servant of this great nation and do the things that help restore this constitutional Republic.
The conservative Republican — a tea party favorite — did not say what he’ll do next. He said “God knows the plan” for his life, and right now he’s looking forward to Thanksgiving and celebrating his daughter’s 16th birthday.
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