1. I'M OUT

    West Concedes to Murphy

    FILE - This Oct. 4, 2011 file photo shows Rep. Allen West, R-Fla. during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. West is still fighting for votes two days after Election Day. But now, he's doing it in the courtroom. West is the tea party idol from South Florida who found himself 2,456 votes behind Democratic rival Patrick Murphy in Tuesday's unofficial tally. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg, File)

    Harry Hamburg / AP Photo

    In the end, it was just 1,904 votes. That's how much Florida Rep. Allen West trailed 29-year-old construction executive Patrick Murphy since Election Day. A partial recount increased Murphy’s lead—which is just above the number that would call for a total recount of votes, forcing the Tea Party darling to call it quits against an insurmountable deficit. The race had been called into question, mostly by the blunt West and his campaign, who said some of Murphy's votes may have been double counted.

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