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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2016 file photo, former U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., arrives at Trump Tower in New York. West, a firebrand conservative who once called for President Barack Obama's impeachment during a short stint in Congress, was elected chairman of the Republican Party of Texas during a turbulent virtual party convention early Monday, July 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik File)

Former Florida Rep. Allen West named Texas Republican chair

Jul. 20, 2020 11:39 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Allen West of Florida, a firebrand conservative who once called for President Barack Obama's impeachment following a short stint in Congress, was elected chair of the Republican Party of Texas during a turbulent virtual convention early Monday. West's ascension comes...