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Audio: Defeated Rep. Allen West Compares Himself to Abraham Lincoln

Rep. Allen West (R-FL), who lost his re-election bid to Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy in November, recently compared himself to President Abraham Lincoln (audio below).

In an interview with NPR, West credited God's will for his loss and added that "Abraham Lincoln only served one term in Congress, too," reports

Rep. West said: "Look, you know, God closes a door so that he can open up greater doors. I will continue to, you know, stand up and fight for this country. That’s my goal. I have two daughters, 19 and 16."

"I want to make sure that they grow up in a great America that provides them all the opportunities that it provided to their mother and father... And always remember, Abraham Lincoln only served one term in Congress, too."


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