VIDEO: Allen West attacks Democratic opponent over his arrest record.

"Covered in Alcohol and Unable to Stand"

"Covered in Alcohol and Unable to Stand"

Weigel
Reporting on Politics and Policy.
Sept. 28 2012 11:59 AM

"Covered in Alcohol and Unable to Stand"

Without tracking every bend and break in the race, I assumed that Rep. Allen West won a second term in Congress when he switched from a Democratic-leaning district to an adjacent swing seat. His opponent, Patrick Murphy, is a first-time candidate who's competitive because his father -- who founded the company Murphy works at -- bankrolls a Super PAC that runs anti-West ads. It's a bit of a mismatch.

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How do you lose the resume battle to someone who retired during the threat of a court martial? This is how. To be fair, all of West's ads are this Michael Bay'd-up and intense.

 

David Weigel is a reporter for the Washington Post.