WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Republican tea party favorite and former U.S. 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.
The former Palm Beach area congressman narrowly lost his race for a second term to Patrick Murphy last November. West has said he has no interest in running against Murphy again in 2014 but he hasn't entirely ruled out a run in another district.
West served in the United States Army for 22 years, achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He is currently the director of Next Generation TV Programming.