August 9, 2012
STEARNS ENDORSED BY REP. ALLEN WEST, A TEA PARTY FAVORITE
WEST SUPPORTS HIS FELLOW VETERAN AND COLLEAGUE IN FIGHTING OBAMA
AUGUST 8, 2012 Rep. Allen West (R-FL) is endorsing Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL) for the August 14th Republican primary and the general election for Congressional District 3. West also taped a message* to his fellow conservatives urging them to support Stearns. Says West, “When I was elected two years ago to the Congress, I looked to Congressman Cliff Stearns for his guidance and mentorship. Together, we spent these past two years fighting the Obama administration and big government programs like Obamacare; we fought to rein in federal spending and protect our United States’ Constitution. Cliff Stearns has exposed President Obama’s wasteful spending of American taxpayers’ hard-earned dollars. Our nation needs Cliff Stearns in the United State House of Representatives.”
After serving twenty-two years in the U.S. Army; where he earned a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals (one with Valor), and a Valorous Unit Award; West retired in 2004 with the rank of Lt. Colonel and moved his family to Florida. Elected to Congress in 2010 from Florida’s 22nd District, West is a stalwart conservative and with Stearns a member of the Tea Party Caucus in the House of Representatives.