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Allen West Tweets He’ll Stay in House

Sen. Allen West? President Allen West? U.N. Secretary General Allen West? Not so fast.

The South Florida Republican Congressman said Tuesday in a tweet that he would keep his sights on winning re-election in Florida’s 22nd district.

“I’m humbled by all of your encouragement to run for higher office,” he tweeted Tuesday morning. “However, I am focused solely on winning FL-22 in 2012. This is my path.”

West, a former military officer, who beat then-Rep. Ron Klein (D) 54 percent to 46 percent in 2010, has been a fixture on cable TV since he took office earlier this year.

Two Democrats have announced campaigns against West: former West Palm Beach Mayor Lois Frankel and Patrick Murphy, a South Florida businessman.

Frankel picked up the support of the liberal EMILY’s List last week.

In the first quarter of the year, Frankel raised $255,000, Murphy raised $352,000 and West raised $457,000.

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