St. Lucie County
Admiring Florida manatees is a favorite pastime of many folks but if you get too close, you could end up behind bars.
Eleven days after the Nov. 6 election, election workers in St. Lucie County begun a recount of early votes in the race between Republican U.S. Rep. Allen West and Patrick Murphy, the man who apparently unseated him.
Congressman Allen West said Tuesday evening he won’t give up his fight to get his seat back in Congress. West said he’s asked a Florida judge to order a recount for one county in his congressional race against Patrick Murphy.
In the hotly contested Florida District 18 congressional race, a partial recount Sunday in St. Lucie County gave incumbent Allen West a slight bump, but not enough to warrant a full recount or end threats of a lawsuit from his campaign.
The state of Florida says Republican Rep. Allen West lost his re-election bid by 2,442 votes. West, however, refuses to concede.
Three Florida counties are legally challenging the state’s attempt to recoup tens of millions of dollars in unpaid Medicaid claims.
Memorial Day festivities in Port St. Lucie were disrupted when a weak twister touched down near the Lyngate Park neighborhood.
Allen West has long been a Tea Party favorite. His bombastic language and fiery rhetoric – he recently said of President Obama: “I can’t stand the guy, I absolutely can’t stand the guy” – has won him the unswerving support among conservatives.
Controversial U.S. Rep. Allen West is abandoning his Broward seat when it comes time for re-election, instead opting to take his chances up north.
The U.S. Coast Guard ended their search for a swimmer who went missing off Ft. Pierce on Sunday after his body was found washed ashore in a state park area.