The life of a blogger, author, political pundit, and former congressman sure does agree with Lt. Col. Allen West.After losing his re-election bid in 2012, West decided to (more the time being) focus on making mucho dinero as one of Fox News’ TV contributors.
But what will West do next? Many believe that he will seek elected office, if the right seat opened up.
Some even think that he will for President.
This past election night, while waiting to go on air at NewsmaxTV, I sat in the green room chatting with West about the election night returns, and couldn’t stop thinking about what Allen will do next.
I don’t expect him to run for his old congressional seat, rather look to run for a possible open U.S. Senate seat in Florida.Yes, I have been saying it for quite sometime. If Senator Rubio runs for President, I expect West will seek the Senate seat Rubio vacates.
Rubio has already stated that if he runs for President, that he wouldn’t simultaneously run for the Senate.
Again, Allen West can raise a boat-load of cash. He also has huge statewide and nationwide name recognition.
In an open U.S. Senate race in Florida, West would clearly be the frontrunner in any Republican primary race, that’s if anyone is brave enough to challenge him.