Allen West resigned as Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas on Friday:

He was in the job for less than a year:

Full statement here:

And from West himself:

West later said he’s considering a statewide run:

There’s talk he will primary Gov. Greg Abbott, but Abbott was just endorsed by Donald Trump:

 

It’s not all good, however. Travis County GOP chair Matt Mackowiak didn’t hold back, accusing West of furthering his own political career and not building the party:

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