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.”
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.