By JAVIER MANJARRESFormer Congressman Allen West has just re-endorsed Republican congressional candidate Mia Love, who during the 2012 election cycle, lost her congressional race by less than 3,000 votes
Love put out this tweet about her big endorsment. The Allen West Guardian Fund is focused helping elect minority and military conservatives.
— Mia Love (@MiaBLove) October 15, 2013
My campaign recently received the endorsement of former Congressman and retired Army Lt. Colonel Allen West. In Congress, Rep. West advocated for the same principles I believe in and that most Utah voters believe in: fiscal discipline, limited government, and personal responsibility. I appreciate his support!
A few months ago, we caught up with Allen West to discuss his Guardian Fund-
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Everyone remembers when West first ran for office in 2008, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) did not support his candidacy. Apparently, this is the driving force behind West starting his PAC- to help those men and women who have served in the military, and are looking to continue to serve, but do not have the personal funds to launch their candidacies.
The whole thing about the PAC is, it is really focused on my experience when I came back out of Afghanistan, you went up to the NRCC and basically they said,” ok you’re a nice buy, but you’re not the guy we are looking to support because, guess what, you can’t write your own check.-Allen West West lists the five points, or criteria that his PAC is looking for in a potential military candidate for Congress.
While he has stated that he is looking to get back into the political mix in 2016, we asked West if he would run for Congress again, or possibly the Senate. West answered,” we’ll see.” Then we asked him if he would consider running for higher office, one that would afford him more time to golf, West responded,” I don’t golf.”- (Shark Tank)
Besides endorsing Mia Love, West’s Guardian Fund has also backed Arkansas Congressman Tom Cotton, who is running for the U.S. Senate, and former Secret Service agent, Dan Bongino, who is running for the U.S. House of Representatives in Maryland.
The Guardian fund is looking to back a total of fourteen in the 2014 election cycle. If the fund limits its support to twelve candidates, there would be ten spots left to fill, making the endorsement just that much more desirable. U.S. Navy veteran, Jorge Bonilla, who is running for congress against Democratic Congressman Alan Grayson and meets all of the Allen West Guardian PAC requirements, has already expressed that he would like to be considered as a possible Guardian Fund candidate.
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