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U.S. Representative Allen West (R-FL) addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, February 12, 2011.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst    (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
It took two weeks, but Allen West (FL-Crazy) has finally admitted he lost:
Republican U.S. Rep. Allen West is announcing today that he won’t challenge Democrat Patrick Murphy’s narrow victory in their nationally watched battle for the Palm Beach-Treasure Coast congressional District 18 seat.

“While many questions remain unanswered, today I am announcing that I will take no further action to contest the outcome of this election,” West says in a statement released this morning.

So a somewhat delayed congratulations to Patrick Murphy and thanks to so many of you in the Daily Kos community that helped make it happen.

4:58 AM PT: For more discussion on this, see Scarce's diary here.

9:11 AM PT (David Nir): And Congressman-elect (man do I love saying that!) Murphy even took the time to stop by Daily Kos this morning to offer his thanks to the community here. What a mensch!

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