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April 18, 2012


Allen West 2016

Charles Mahtesian believes that Rep. Allen West (R-FL), best known for his strong Tea Party affiliation and controversial attacks on Democrats, is likely to run for president in 2016 or 2020.

"The conservative congressman hasn't explicitly said as much, but he's following a path blazed by Michele Bachmann, Dennis Kucinich and Ron Paul... Thanks to Internet and direct mail fundraising and the national platform offered by cable news shows, even a House backbencher can now build a well-financed national following. And Barack Obama's victory, just four years removed from the Illinois state Senate, suggests the boundaries surrounding the question of office-holding experience have been erased."












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