During the debt ceiling debate, I was surprised to see Rep. Allen West of Florida loudly backing the Boehner plan, and wondered if his position reflecting his swing (in fact, slightly Democrat-leaning) district. Over on the home page, I take a look at the early contours of West’s 2012 reelection bid, and find he’s not in as much trouble as Democrats hope. If his district lines are redrawn, they could include heavily Democratic communities in three neighboring districts – but the question is whether a GOP-heavy state legislature would do that to one of the party’s rising stars.
Right now, this is the only way Allen West is underwater. Photo courtesy Allen West’s Photostream on Flickr.