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 West still fights 
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Florida recount

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  • ** FILE ** This Oct. 4, 2011 photo shows Rep. Allen West, Florida Republican, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. West is still fighting for votes two days after Election Day. But now, he's doing it in the courtroom. West is the tea party idol from South Florida who found himself 2,456 votes behind Democratic rival Patrick Murphy in Tuesday's unofficial tally. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)

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  • ** FILE ** This Oct. 4, 2011 photo shows Rep. Allen West, Florida Republican, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. West is still fighting for votes two days after Election Day. But now, he's doing it in the courtroom. West is the tea party idol from South Florida who found himself 2,456 votes behind Democratic rival Patrick Murphy in Tuesday's unofficial tally. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)

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  • Allen B. West

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