Broward Republicans Want Allen West's Neighborhood Out of His Proposed District

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Rep. Allen West
The Broward GOP is still fighting hard against proposed changes to Rep. Allen West's congressional district, now releasing a ridiculously lengthy open letter on its new website -- saveallenwest.com -- asking the reapportionment committees to change it up in their favor.

The letter, from Broward GOP Chairman Richard DeNapoli, specifically states that portions of western Broward -- specifically circling the congressman's house -- should not be in his district.

As you may recall, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz made a quip last year that West actually lived in her district, and some slight proposed changes to the districts would place West's house in the district he currently represents.

DeNapoli claims that he doesn't think the proposed district is constitutional, citing new requirements that call for districts to "utilize existing political and geographical boundaries."

To DeNapoli, that means forgetting the western portion of Broward and including more northern parts of Palm Beach County -- up to either Jupiter or the northern county line.

DeNapoli claims that proposed maps "go through great pains" to include western portions of Broward -- ya know, where the congressman lives -- and claims that a single, unnamed person is the reason the proposed district doesn't extend further north.

Either way, it looks like the Broward GOP is getting desperate to get someone to change his mind on what West's district will look like.

It was rumored that West was "district shopping," perhaps looking to get into a primary battle in Rep. Tom Rooney's district, although Democratic operatives have pointed out to us -- and we've confirmed through party registration records -- that a couple of new left-leaning enclaves are put into that district too.

The only thing that's for sure about how the redistricting process will end up is that a whole bunch of people are going to be pissed off.

Click here for DeNapoli's open-letter argument.


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Pete Pepper
Pete Pepper

Shocking that none of the usual West sycophants have shown up here to defend their criminal messiah.Just goes to show that the ONLY way West can win is to cheat and lie his way through another election.  And to make sure that all those people who would never vote for him, those he would represent are marginalized.How is this even legal?Once again, why would anyone who ISNT rich ever vote republican?

Fair Districts
Fair Districts

Does the Broward GOP also want to absorb the gaping holes within his district which are home to more democrats as well?Not Likely.Was West's district one of the most gerrymandered before?Yes.Has it been even more gerrymandered to include his own home now which was not previously in it before?Yes.Was West's home included per request?What do you think?Do Republicans continue to flout and outright break the Fairdistricting law which was passed by a voter mandate last year?Of Course.

Guest
Guest

You wrote that they "claim that a single, unnamed person is the reason the proposed district doesn't extend further north."The person is clearly named: Todd Bonlarron, the Director of Legislative Affairs for the Palm Beach County Commission

Lifelong Dem
Lifelong Dem

Just what makes them think that Alien West could even carry his own neighborhood? What does West do for his district? Has he created a single job? The guy needs to just resign and go for for Faux News, like dimwit Palin. He's not helping anybody, except the corporations and CEOs who bought and paid for him. 

Lifelong Dem
Lifelong Dem

Because they are (1) ignorant, (2) stupid and (3) greedy.

Lifelong Dem
Lifelong Dem

There's only one way to stop to Republican corruption. Vote only for candidates with D's after their names. Period.

KennyPowersII
KennyPowersII

Not sure even Fox would want him if he didn't hold office. What would be the point of having another lunatic ranting, if that lunatic didn't have celebrity status. As their resident congressman he fills one of their needs. He has nothing else.

RedBroward
RedBroward

Like Joe Eggelletion? Bev Gallagher? Sylvia Poitier? Stephanie Kraft? Mitch Kraft? Cyndi Hutchinson?

Lifelong Dem
Lifelong Dem

Yes, ANYone with a D will not be owned by the corporations and Karl Rove's nazi friends.

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