Allen West: I May Challenge Rubio for Senate Seat

Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 01:35 PM

By Andrea Billups

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Former U.S. Rep. Allen West said Wednesday that he hasn't ruled out a challenge to Florida Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, even as the former congressman acknowledged that it would be a difficult and expensive road to take.

West, a favorite of conservatives who lost his House seat in 2012, said he'd draw on his faith to make a decision on a future political contest.

"We'll see what happens down the pike," West said on WMAL's "Morning at the Mall" radio show. "God will set my feet on the right path."

Story continues after video.



West has ruled out running for the House again in 2014 while Rubio is considered a contender for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, the same year as his first term as senator ends.

When host Larry O'Connor prompted him about what might make him step up to national politics again, West responded, "If I see people that are not taking our country down the right path, if I see people that are not standing up for the right type of principles, and putting their own party politics before what is best for the United States of America."

West acknowledged a Senate bid against a popular incumbent would present problems: "That's a pretty heavy lift, because you're talking about running against a sitting senator, and then, of course, that creates the schism that the other side would love to see happen."

But O'Connor pushed back, noting that Rubio himself had done something similar when the Miami native ran against sitting Gov. Charlie Crist in the 2010 Senate primary.

Crist, once a rising star in the GOP, both in Florida and nationally, later pulled out of the primary race to stand as an independent in the general election, where he was handily defeated by Rubio.


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Journalist Says Body Was 'At War' With Ebola

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 15:43 PM

Ashoka Mukpo knew he really was in trouble when he saw the people treating him in full suits and hoods.The American vide . . .

Returning Ebola Health Workers to Get Paid Leave at Hospital

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 15:14 PM

Employees returning from the West African countries hit hardest by Ebola will get a 21-day paid furlough from New York-P . . .

Newt Gingrich: Houston Pastor Subpoenas Part of a 'Radical Agenda'

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 13:07 PM

Houston Mayor Annise Parker's decision to issue subpoenas for sermons from the city's Christian pastors was for much la . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved