Lt. Col Allen West, (USA-Ret) is running against Democrat Ron Klein in Florida's 22nd District.
An Oct. 17-19 poll showed West ahead 47-44.
West is strong on defense and believes strongly in limited government and in freeing the market to encourage prosperity.
A nation doesn't go to war against a tactic ... a nation goes to war against an ideology.
But there's more to West than just a steel spine. He also knows what it will take to recover from the endless Obama recession:If we are serious about fixing our economy, then we must get back to basics. First, our tax code must be redefined. I support transitioning from the progressive tax to a flat tax system- both individual and corporate/business. Second, we must understand that the true strength of our economy lies within small businesses, and as elected leaders in Congress, we have an obligation to support small business growth through tax cuts and incentives. Finally we need to challenge the status quo in Washington and stop the floodgates of government spending. In the last two years alone, Democrats have quadrupled the deficit, thanks in large part to the failed stimulus package. Factoring in the recent passage of the healthcare bill, the deficit is projected to increase by $9.3 trillion over the next decade. As your Congressman, I will carry the torch of conservative, small government principles with me to Washington.
Democrats are running a smear campaign against West, using their wholly owned subsidiary NBC News.
Retired Lieutenant Colonel Allen West is an internet phenomenon who has fired up the grassroots. He’s attracted thousands of fans on Facebook and Twitter. You may have been one of the millions to watch his videos on YouTube.
When you hear him make his passionate case for America, you can understand why people gravitate toward him. Allen West served his country in uniform for over 20 years. He has served in several combat zones, including Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and in Afghanistan, where he trained Afghan officers. After retiring, he continued to give back and taught high school for one year. He then saw a new calling. Washington was broken, and he felt the duty to run for Congress to help restore American exceptionalism.
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