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Rep. Allen West speaks during an address to the 39th Conservative Political Action Committee in this file photo.

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Rep. Allen West speaks during an address to the 39th Conservative Political Action Committee in this file photo.

West Goes to New Battle: Guardian

Tea Party-favorite Allen West, who narrowly lost his bid for a second term in Congress in the nation’s most expensive House race, has announced his next step: A political action committee known as the Allen West Guardian Fund. West has...

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Rep. Allen West during an address to the 39th Conservative Political Action Committee February 10, 2012 in Washington.

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Rep. Allen West during an address to the 39th Conservative Political Action Committee February 10, 2012 in Washington.

West, Berman, Bloomfield Biggest Spenders to Lose House Races

Representative Allen West, a Tea-Party fav and Florida Republican who just this week conceded that he lost his bid for a second term, achieved one milestone this election year: The biggest-spending loser in House races. West spent at least $13.8 million, according...

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A Buddhist monk reads a newspaper with news and photos of the visit of President Barack Obama, the day after Obama's historic trip to the former pariah state, in the streets of Yangon, Myanmar, on Nov. 20, 2012.

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A Buddhist monk reads a newspaper with news and photos of the visit of President Barack Obama, the day after Obama's historic trip to the former pariah state, in the streets of Yangon, Myanmar, on Nov. 20, 2012.

Washington Daybook: Setting the Agenda

With Congress out and President Barack Obama in Southeast Asia, cabinet officials and agency heads have Washington more or less to themselves today and are using the opportunity to lay out their visions for regulation in the years ahead. Defense...

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Las Vegas Sands Corporation Chairman Sheldon Adelson in May 2012. Photograh by John Locher/Las Vegas Review-Journal/AP Photo

Las Vegas Sands Corporation Chairman Sheldon Adelson in May 2012. Photograh by John Locher/Las Vegas Review-Journal/AP Photo

Adelson’s Losing Bets on Congress — Allen West’s Loss Makes Six

Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam bet $53.4 million on the 2012 elections. They lost. With Democrat Patrick Murphy’s victory over Republican Rep. Allen West in a House race in Florida only recently counted, the Adelsons didn’t pick a winner...

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Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp., center left, and wife Miriam Adelson in Macau.

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Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp., center left, and wife Miriam Adelson in Macau.

Adelsons’ Campaign Total: $53.4 Million

Casino executive Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam have given $53.4 million to candidates, parties and political action committees for the 2012 elections, according to the latest figures from the Center for Responsive Politics. The two gave $20 million to...

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Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp., left, and his wife Miriam stand in front of a model of the company's Marina Bay Sands resort and casino during its grand opening, in Singapore.

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Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp., left, and his wife Miriam stand in front of a model of the company's Marina Bay Sands resort and casino during its grand opening, in Singapore.

Adelsons Go `West’ in Florida With $1 Million to Back Tea Party Favorite

Sheldon and Miriam Adelson continue to operate as a veritable political ATM – the Las Vegas-based casino executive and his wife recently funneled $500,000 apiece to help one of the most controvesial of Tea Party-backed Republicans, Representative Allen West of Florida. The combined...

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Rep. Allen West with Sen. Orrin Hatch at a Tea Party town hall meeting at the National Press Club in Washington.

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Rep. Allen West with Sen. Orrin Hatch at a Tea Party town hall meeting at the National Press Club in Washington.

Murphy’s (Normally) Impressive Campaign Haul Falls Short of West’s

In any other U.S. House race, Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy would be attracting national notice for his fundraising abilities. The problem is that Murphy, an environmental contractor, is up against Tea Party favorite and freshman Republican Representative Allen West. So when Murphy reports...

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