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Allen West weighs in, picks Rep. Sandy Adams over Rep. John Mica

Interesting politics at play in Central Florida from South Florida's most-well known Republican Congressman, Allen West. He joined Sarah Palin to endorse fellow Republican Rep. Sandy Adams. Her opponent, Rep. John Mica, was endorsed by Mike Huckabee.

The press release:

Orlando, FL – Freshman Sandy Adams is proud to announce the endorsement today of fellow Florida freshman, Allen West.  Together, West and Adams came to Congress in 2010 to fix what is broken in Washington, D.C.  West joins former Alaska Governor and Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin, and America's Toughest Sheriff Joe Arpaio, in supporting Sandy Adams over 20-year Washington insider John Mica.

West touted Adams’ patriotism and her ability to change the way Washington works in his endorsement statement:

“Two years ago, the citizens of Florida called for a change in the way things were going in our Nation’s Capital.  Sandy Adams and I went to the United States House of Representatives to work to get our Republic back on track. We quickly learned the problems were deeper and there were some entrenched careerist politicians who supported the status-quo.

“These last two years, Sandy has been fighting to change the ways of Washington. She is a patriot with regard to preserving and protecting our nation and our Constitution.  I fully endorse Sandy Adams candidacy for the 7th Congressional District because she represents a new generation of Republican Conservatives who have come to the Halls of Congress to find solutions and is working tireless against some on Capitol Hill who would rather perpetuate the problems.”

Adams welcomed West’s endorsement:

“There is no doubt about it, Washington, D.C. is broken.  Sadly, even Republicans like John Mica are part of the problem.  In 2010, Central Floridians sent me to Congress with patriots like Allen West with a mandate to stop the overspending in Washington.  I am proud to say that we have made significant progress in our fight.  No longer is the status quo acceptable.  The entrenched Republicans and Democrats in Congress who have led us to our nearly $16 trillion debt will be held responsible.

“I am honored to receive Allen West’s endorsement today.  Not only is he an American hero, but we share the same passion for preserving and protecting our nation’s Constitution and upholding the principles our great nation was founded upon.  I have kept my promises to the Central Floridians who have given me the honor to represent them, and my fight to change the way Washington works is not finished.”