Is there room for men like Allen West in congress anymore?
Democrat Klein, who’s represented a Broward-Palm Beach county district since 2006, is facing a serious threat from West, a retired Army lieutenant colonel who now lives in Plantation. A range of political analysts in both parties think Klein is the one South Florida incumbent member of Congress who could lose his re-election chances.
Says Congressman Klein: U.S. Rep. Ron Klein is acknowledging the threat to his re-election from Republican Allen West and his challenger’s supporters in the tea party movement. He’s even attempting to use West’s tea party base – and the most prominent tea partier, Sarah Palin – as a way to fire up Democrats for his re-election campaign.