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A political analyst says Rep. Allen B. West's "pragmatic" voting tendencies likely will help, not hurt, his re-election odds in a district not winnable by a pure tea-party candidate. Mr. West is a formidable fundraiser but faces a stiff re-election bid. (Associated Press)

A political analyst says Rep. Allen B. West's "pragmatic" voting tendencies likely will help, not hurt, his re-election odds in a district not winnable by a pure tea-party candidate. Mr. West is a formidable fundraiser but faces a stiff re-election bid. (Associated Press)

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