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I'M OUT West Concedes to Murphy Harry Hamburg / AP Photo

West Concedes to Murphy

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.

November 20, 2012 8:31 AM