Former one-term Florida congressman Allen West won’t complete the first half of his first term as chair of the Republican Party of Texas. He submitted his “irrevocable resignation” today (Friday), presumably to run for governor, Congress or another office. He will continue to serve until a successor is selected next month.

In a statement, West “expressed his humble gratitude” and indicated he would “take this opportunity to prayerfully reflect on a new chapter is his already distinguished career.”

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