Allen West Joins Fox News as Contributor

His congressional and military experience and fearless approach to voicing key issues will provide valuable insight, the network said

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    NBC 6 South Florida
    Congressman Allen West

    Republican tea party favorite and former South Florida Congressman Allen West is joining Fox News as a political contributor.

    The network announced in a statement this week that West's congressional and military experience along with his fearless approach to voicing key issues will provide valuable insight.

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    West served in the U.S. Army for 22 years, achieving the rank of lieutenant colonel. He is currently the director of PJ Media's Next Generation TV programming.

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