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What’s Up Next for Congressman Allen West?

By Javier Manjarres

Allen West 2There’s much speculation as to what Congressman Allen West will be doing after his last day of service in the U.S. Congress- 12 o’clock noon on January 2nd, 2013 to be exact.  West unfortunately lost to Democrat Congressman-elect Patrick Murphy by the narrowest of margins, and many believe that West is likely to make another run at Murphy in the 2014 mid-term elections.

While no one really knows what West has planned, even though another congressional run in 2014 is not out of the picture, it is highly unlikely.

Even though West lost his re-election bid, he continues to be one of the most influential and respected conservative voices in the nation. West could very well take the path that outgoing U.S. Senator Jim DeMint has taken and latch on to prominent conservative think tank like the Heritage Foundation, or he may even start his own Political Action Committee (PAC) and could become a ‘king-maker” of sorts.

While the future holds many possibilities for Allen West, one thing is for sure- West will be ‘front and center’ with his sharp criticisms of Democrats whose members are increasingly the true “extremists” as well as the establishment wing of the Republican party which has not supported West as well as they should have since he made his initial foray into politics.  

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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor, as well as one of NewsmaxTV's conservative commentators. Javier has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at

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What’s Up Next for Congressman Allen West?

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