Lt. Col. Allen West speaks in Van Alstyne, Texas

Updated: Apr 20, 2020

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Allen West, a former congressman from Florida, announced he is running for Texas GOP chair, challenging current party leader James Dickey for the position. “I’m jumping back into this fray,” West said in a Facebook Live video. "As I look ahead as to how I can continue my service to this constitutional republic and the great state of Texas, my family and I ... have decided to explore the opportunity to be the next chairman of the Republican Party of Texas," West said. and to secure the U.S.-Mexico border, among other things.


“We need to have strong, principled voices — constitutional conservatives.” He noted he wants to “strengthen our families,” to “stand up for life,”and to secure the U.S.-Mexico border, among other things.


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