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Trump/West 2012? Allen West not closed to idea of being Donald Trump’s VP

Florida Congressman and Tea Party favorite Allen West isn’t opposed to the idea of joining possible presidential contender Donald Trump, West told The Daily Caller Thursday.

When pressed repeatedly if he would rule out the possibility of running with Trump, the Republican House freshman did not say that the idea was off the table.

“Who knows what’s going to happen,” West said when asked if he’d accept a veep invitation from Trump. “If the people think that I have an ability to continue my service of my country in a different capacity, first of all we gotta talk to God, we gotta talk to my family, we gotta talk to the constituents.”

Trump and West will speak at the same Tea Party rally in Boca Raton, Florida this Saturday.

While Trump’s early polling numbers are strong, the Apprentice television host’s rumored run against President Barack Obama has been criticized as a publicity stunt. But Trump continues to travel around the country to tell people that he is deeply considering making a run.

West was careful to say that his statements were not an endorsement of Trump, or any of the other possible contenders.

“I’m not endorsing anybody,” he said.

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