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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - Erin Kanoy Siefring
Rep. Allen B. West, the acerbic Florida Republican who emerged two years ago as a leading face of the national tea party movement, is rarely short of words. And as the freshman amps up his re-election bid, neither is he short of money.
"That's very hard to do, because you're a contradiction in and of yourself, and I think that's a struggle that Congressman West has been trying to tackle," she said.
But she said it's a challenge for conservatives from districts with significant Democratic populations, like Mr. West, to balance their convictions with the wishes of their constituents.