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Allen West Narrowly Leading in His Race For Congress?

Good news for fans of Allen West, the fiery congressional candidate running in Florida. (This YouTube of one of West’s short speeches to a conservative event in Fort Lauderdale has been watched more than 2.1 million times.) He ran well in 2008 with almost no funding, and the rematch is going pretty well: “Republican congressional challenger Allen West’s campaign released a poll this morning that shows West with a 44-to-42 percent lead over U.S. Rep. Ron Klein, D-Boca Raton. The poll of 400 “likely general election voters” was taken April 18-19 by Republican polling firm Wilson Research Strategies and has a 4.9 percent margin of error. That makes the race a statistical dead heat — which is not good news for an well-financed, well-known incumbent.”

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