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Allen West visits Lee County

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LEESBURG, GA (WALB) -

South Georgia Republicans heard from an outspoken national conservative activist Thursday night. Former Florida Congressman Allen West was the guest speaker at tonight's Lincoln Day Dinner at the Oakland Library in Lee County. Money raised from the event will help service members transition to civilian life.

"We think it's great. If it wasn't for our military, we wouldn't be standing here today having this conversation. So they protect our freedoms save wound do all we can to help out our military personnel," said Tom Heldenberg, Chairman, Lee County GOP.

We hoped to interview Mr. West, but his staff told us because of his position as a Fox News contributor, he wouldn't talk to us.

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