West trailed Democratic businessman Patrick Murphy by 1,907 votes, The Associated Press said Monday. West’s campaign alleges improprieties in the counting of ballots in St. Lucie County. Murphy declared victory and will attend freshman orientation.
“Don’t Let Liberals Steal This Election,” was the subject line of an email blasted out to supporters from West campaign manager Tim Edson on Sunday.
Murphy has also raised funds off the post-Election Day twists and turns.
Democrats are confident that the contest will remain in their favor.
“It’s over,” said Brannon Jordan, spokeswoman for the state Democratic party. “Allen West just hasn’t gotten the message yet.”
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.