Allen West’s Online Footprint Expands


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Allen West

By Becky Hogan

Since losing his congressional post in 2012, Allen West has increased his national profile as a conservative firebrand.

He’s one of the most outspoken critics of the Obama Administration, and there’s no doubt that since joining Fox News in May, he’s been able to expand his reach.

This week is a great example of West’s growing political brand. When Democratic Congressman Alan Grayson compared the Tea Party to the Ku Klux Klan this week in a fundraising e-mail,  West criticized both President Barack Obama and leading Democrats  for their silence on the e-mail.

West also called out Democratic National Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz among other Democratic leaders.  Interestingly, Wasserman Schultz responded the next day after West demanded a response.

But social data shows that Facebook users were talking more about West than either Wasserman Schultz or Grayson.

Grayson Gaffe


Not only was West able to solicit a response from Wasserman…

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