Allen West urged religious conservatives not to be deterred by name-calling.
“Every day that goes by leaves the republic weaker," he told the Faith and Freedom Coalition.
He is accused of illegally coordinating with outside groups during his recall election.
The Texas GOP governor was under fire for comparing homosexuality to alcoholism last week.
The off-the-cuff remarks highlight trouble he could face as a presidential candidate.
Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) on Wednesday appeared to rule out the possibility of being a running mate for Vice President Joe Biden if he were to run for president and win the Democratic nomination in 2016.
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Engaging with third parties over Iraq, Clinton said, should be “carefully thought through.”
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Clinton said she stood by testimony she gave Congress in January, 2013.
38 percent of registered voters say they would back Clinton; 37 percent would oppose.
The National Republican Congressional Committee announced its first fall advertising reservations on Tuesday, plunking down $30 million in 26 districts the committee expects will be at the heart of the battle to pick up House seats this November.