Allen West hired as Fox News contributor


Allen West stands next to a cardboard cutout of himself at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). (EPA/JIM LO SCALZO)

Former congressman Allen West has found a new home on Fox News, where he has been signed on as a contributor.

“Representative West’s congressional and military experience along with his fearless approach to voicing key issues will provide a valuable point of view to the FOX News lineup," Fox News Vice President Bill Shine said in a statement. West served in the army before running for Congress in 2010.

After serving one term in Congress, West lost last fall to Democrat Patrick Murphy. He announced in January that he would not run in 2014 for the Palm Beach-area House seat. Instead he has pivoted to the media world, hosting a show for the conservative web site Pajamas Media, "Next Generation TV."

Rachel Weiner covers local politics for The Washington Post.
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