West was born and raised in the state.
The Tea Party favorite, though, is refusing to concede his election, which showed him losing his seat to Democrat Patrick Murphy. On Tuesday he filed a complaint in a Florida court demanding a recount of ballots in St. Lucie County, Fla. West's campaign has maintained that not every ballot in his district has been properly counted.
The last count of all the votes for West's district showed Murphy leading West by at least 2,000 votes.
On Wednesday the Florida congressman's campaign criticized Murphy for attending a new House member event on Capitol Hill.
"I think it is premature of him," West campaign manager Tim Edson said during a conference call on Wednesday. "I understand he would like to move on and wrap this up, but for someone who claims to be certified public accountant, you would expect him to be a little more concerned about the shifting numbers and the inaccuracies of these numbers."