Republican Endorses Dem Running Against West

Republican Bob Crowder, who opposed Allen West in the GOP primary for West’s seat this summer, announced that he’s endorsing the Democrat running against West in what promises to be a close race. That would be Patrick Murphy.

Crowder was just a tad blunt.

“As a Republican for over 30 years, I’m embarrassed by the radical fringe that has taken over the party. Sadly, Allen West is their poster child, and the hateful, divisive comments he’s made throughout this campaign make it clear to me he’s the wrong choice for our district,” Crowder, who is a sheriff, said in a statement.