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Possible Democrat Plant to Face Allen West in GOP Primary?
The Shark Tank ^ | Javier Manjarres

Posted on 02/15/2012 6:15:44 AM PST by cap10mike

The Miami Herald is reporting that Martin County Sheriff Robert Crowder will enter the Republican primary race in the yet to be finalized 18th Congressional District that will have him facing off against Congressman Allen West. Crowder’s entrance to the race is very peculiar, as his endorsement of Democrat Gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink in 2010 over now Governor Rick Scott is still very much remembered by Martin County Republicans.

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TOPICS: Government; Local News; Politics
KEYWORDS: allen; opponent; primary; west
Challenging Allen West in a primary race? Maybe "loyal Republican or Democratic plant" shouldn't be the question. Maybe it should be, "Masochist or moron?"
1 posted on 02/15/2012 6:15:53 AM PST by cap10mike
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To: cap10mike
Crowder is one of the “good ole boys”. Probably, the Dims think he is their best chance to defeat Col. West. The Dims really want Col. West out. Redistricting didn't work, maybe this will (they hope).
2 posted on 02/15/2012 6:32:31 AM PST by Humal
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To: cap10mike

3 posted on 02/15/2012 6:32:31 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: cap10mike

I wonder if this challenger will be funded with Mittens dollars.


4 posted on 02/15/2012 6:32:39 AM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: cap10mike

Colonel West is moving to my district replacing the corrupt alcee hastings hopefully.
Already have a bumper sticker of his on two of my vehicles.
Funny reading the local liberal rag and the folks that are on his case already.


5 posted on 02/15/2012 6:38:15 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: Humal

from what I’ve read it was one of Mitts supporters who was in charge of redistricting here in Florida and since the Colonel supported Newt they figured they’d try to squeeze West out.


6 posted on 02/15/2012 6:40:17 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: cap10mike

That’s racist! Oh wait. Our guy is black. Nevermind.


7 posted on 02/15/2012 7:03:45 AM PST by manic4organic (We won. Get over it.)
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To: Humal

Thanks for the 411! I’m not familiar with politics in that part of the world. Btw, Crowder won’t know what hit him!


8 posted on 02/15/2012 7:07:50 AM PST by cap10mike (Free market)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Portrait of a patriot!


9 posted on 02/15/2012 7:09:02 AM PST by cap10mike (Free market)
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To: OrioleFan

LOL! Hadn’t thought of that!


10 posted on 02/15/2012 7:10:26 AM PST by cap10mike (Free market)
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To: cap10mike

This is no big deal. Allen West is a strong candidate and should win the primary and go on to win the house seat. I think every House seat should have a primary every election. Too many seats in the United States have made the seats too easy to keep and why we have House members that don’t follow our desires.


11 posted on 02/15/2012 7:10:26 AM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: Joe Boucher
The more I hear/read about Mitt's negative campaigning and behind the back tactics, the more surprised I am and the less I like him. I would vote for him over Obama, but he is not the best candidate IMO. Col. West has done a lot of good for Florida and America (his Black Conservative discussion group was excellent).
12 posted on 02/15/2012 7:13:52 AM PST by Humal
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To: Joe Boucher

You’re lucky, Joe. I’m at the other end of the totem pole - West is moving OUT of my district. I hate to see him go, but I wish him Godspeed - we need him to continue fighting in Congress as AMERICA’S Congressman! As for Hastings, I can’t say a word without setting off the F-Bomb, so I’ll just shut up!


13 posted on 02/15/2012 7:14:39 AM PST by cap10mike (Free market)
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To: manic4organic

LOL! Doesn’t matter - they STILL call him racist. Go West!!


14 posted on 02/15/2012 7:16:04 AM PST by cap10mike (Free market)
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To: manic4organic

LOL! Doesn’t matter! They STILL call him racist! Go West!!!


15 posted on 02/15/2012 7:17:54 AM PST by cap10mike (Free market)
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To: cap10mike

Why did you post this on the bloggers page?


16 posted on 02/15/2012 7:30:41 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: cap10mike

It was my first thought. Both Scott and Mittens want to decrease the surplus? population of Tea Partiers. There was an attempt by Gov Scott and a Mittens campaign person to re-district Colonel West out. Now they appear to be running a challenger with Democrap support against him. The low lifes in Mitt’s cabal are attacking the Tea Party through re-districting and collaboration with the enemy...


17 posted on 02/15/2012 8:09:10 AM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: cap10mike
“Btw, Crowder won’t know what hit him!”

Let's hope! Crowder has been sheriff for decades, and it will be hard to beat him.

As much as I would like to do more, Col. West's is the only campaign we are donating to. We can't lose him.

18 posted on 02/15/2012 8:11:58 AM PST by Humal
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To: napscoordinator; administrator

I wish Rob would implement his own version of a like button.

Maybe, an “FR LIke” and “FR Don’t Like” so we can sort by best comments or worse comments.

The comment you just made would get an “FR Like” from me.


19 posted on 02/15/2012 8:24:27 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Joe Boucher

What is the status of Ileana Ros-Lehtinen from the 18th? Is she not running or has her district been consolidated with others to form new district?


20 posted on 02/15/2012 8:24:27 AM PST by deport (..............God Bless Texas............)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Thanks. I agree. A “like” button would be very good to have here.


21 posted on 02/15/2012 8:49:20 AM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: deport

I couldn’t say for sure, but I have to assume she’s cool. Florida added 2 to 3 Congressional seats.


22 posted on 02/15/2012 8:57:59 AM PST by cap10mike (Free market)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I posted it here because Javier Manjarres is a blogger. Did I do something wrong? Should I have posted it in another area? Please let me know for future reference.


23 posted on 02/15/2012 9:01:42 AM PST by cap10mike (Free market)
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To: nutmeg

bookmark


24 posted on 02/15/2012 9:58:33 AM PST by nutmeg
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To: deport

Just went to her congressional page and it says she will run in a new Congressional District 27.


25 posted on 02/15/2012 12:52:29 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: cap10mike

It’s really sort of in the news/activism, current events area to my way of thinking. I don’t know what a moderator would think, but it’s one of those things I want to bring to the attention of as many people as possible.


26 posted on 02/15/2012 3:45:26 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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