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.
The 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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