Texas Republicans and Allen West, their nettlesome party animal

Texas Republicans and Allen West, their nettlesome party animal

Republican officeholders couldn’t have had a better election in Texas this year, but they’ve still got noisy and loud critics — inside their own political party.

Greg Abbott and Dade Phelan share the same malady. Their mutual toothache’s name is Allen West, and he is the chair of the Republican Party of Texas.

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