Colonel Allen West Resigns As Chair Of Texas Republican Party – Is He Planning To Run Again?

Colonel Allen West has abruptly resigned from his position as chair of the Texas Republican party, making some people wonder if he is planning to run for office again.

He was part of the House of Representatives a few years back as part of the Tea Party wave that was swept into office in 2010.

Is he heading back to the House? Trying for something else?

The Blaze reports:

Former Rep. Allen West resigns as chair of Texas GOP, fueling speculation of another run

Former Florida congressman and retired Army Lt. Col. Allen West is stepping down as chair of the Texas Republican Party, sparking rumors that he is looking at another run for office.

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The Texas GOP issued a statement Friday morning announcing that West “submitted his irrevocable resignation to the officials’ meeting” and “will remain at the helm of the Texas GOP until a new Chairman can be selected on July 11th at an undetermined location as of now.”

The party wrote that West “expressed his humble gratitude and stated that ‘it has been my distinct honor to serve as Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas. I pray Godspeed for this governing body.'”

“Lt. Col. Allen West will take this opportunity to prayerfully reflect on a new chapter in his already distinguished career,” the news release went on to say.

West commented on Twitter:

Some are speculating that he may be planning to challenge Governor Greg Abbott.

Abbott was just endorsed by Trump so that wouldn’t make much sense.

Stay tuned, we’ll know soon enough.

 

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