Allen West was one of only two black Republicans in the House of Representatives during the 112th Congress before losing his re-election bid in November. Now he wants to change the GOP image as the party of “old white stodgy guys.”
West narrowly lost to Democrat Patrick Murphy in a Palm Beach-Treasure Coast district. He has ruled out a 2014 rematch but told supporters Thursday that he hopes to send other black and minority conservatives to Congress through a new PAC he launched called the Allen West Guardian Fund.
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