Former South Florida Congressman
West -- a Republican
He was among many House members who apparently paid big bonuses while on their way out the door.
West was narrowly defeated by Democrat
West raised a whopping $19.4 million and spent $18.5 million in a losing effort, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Most of that money came from conservatives from around the country who backed his blunt-spoken style of politics, including scathing attacks on runaway federal spending.