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Rep. Allen West Won't Rule Out Senate Race

Friday, 12 Aug 2011 10:38 PM

Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., would not completely rule out a Senate run during an interview with West Palm Beach-based WPTV-TV, Friday, saying "the door is cracked very slightly" on ramping-up a challenge to Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla.

allen west senate raceThe National Journal describes the Florida GOP primary field as uncertain since state Senate President Mike Haridopolos bailed mid-July.
Since Haridopolos' departure, environmental consultant Nick Loeb has been mulling the race, and there is a possible Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., candidacy as well.

And after dropping out, Haridopolos mentioned a number of candidates he hoped might jump in, a list that included West -- along with former Gov. Jeb Bush and Reps. Connie Mack IV and Jeff Miller.

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