Former Congressman and Fox News Contributor, Allen West, is weighing in on the upcoming special election in Florida’s 13th congressional district. West is backing Brigadier General Mark Bircher over ” David Jolly, Young’s former general counsel and lobbyist; and Kathleen Peters, a pro-choice state representative.”
West cited Bircher’s recent quote, and announced his support on his website here.
“Instead of spending the rest of my life complaining, even if I were to fail, at least I wouldn’t have to say ‘what if?’ I want this job. I want to do the best I can.”- Gen. Mark Bircher.
While Jolly will have to overcome the hurdle of being a D.C. lobbyist, Peters will have a tougher time of overcoming her shortcomings.
As we posted earlier this week, Peters supports the controversial Common Core education standards conservatives like West and Senator Marco Rubio oppose. Peters also does not support a full and immediate repeal of Obamacare, as Jolly, Bircher, Rubio, West, and others all do.
And then there is the fact that she is backed by left-of-center Republicans, who at one point, were all Charlie Crist Republicans, working hard to defeat Senator Marco Rubio in 2010.
If Bircher can defeat Jolly and Peters, he would then have to face off against former Florida CFO, Democrat Alex Sink, in the March special general election.
EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on The Shark Tank.