Allen West Raises More Cash Than His Opponents -- About $1.5 Million More

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The Democratic opponents to Rep. Allen West have ranked among the top fundraisers of all the congressional challengers during this election cycle -- and they're still getting drowned by the cash coming into the campaign of the Tea Party titan.

West's campaign announced today that he raised $1.9 million in the last quarter, bringing his grand total to more than $4 million.

The Democrats, Patrick Murphy and Lois Frankel, announced yesterday that they raised $313,000 and $415,000 over the last quarter, respectively.

The Democrats' totals -- both around $1.1 million, according to FEC filings -- are still short of what West raised in just the last quarter.

"The people of the 22nd Congressional District of Florida along with Americans from across the United States have heard our message and support a strong constitutional conservative in the House of Representatives," West says in his announcement. "Our country will always face challenges, but with principled, pragmatic, passionate and patriotic leadership, we will always emerge stronger as a nation and as a people."

West's campaign claims that 99.9 percent of this quarter's contributions to his campaign committee came from individual donors -- the quarter's FEC filings aren't due until the end of the week -- whereas 89 percent of his cash came from individuals in the first two quarters combined.

Eight percent of West's cash from those two quarters -- nearly $169,000 -- came from political action committees, according to analysis from Open Secrets.

West's camp says there were 42,100 individual contributors in the most recent quarter, donating an average of $47.

The congressman's fundraising total so far is more than $4.1 million, clearing the path for West to easily surpass his 2010 fundraising total of more than $6.5 million with just over a year left in this campaign cycle.

"The continuing grassroots support for the campaign in this quarter again confirms Congressman West's message is breaking through, and more and more people support what he has to say," West's campaign says. "Americans are tired of double-speak from the White House and Democrat leaders in Congress, and supporters find Congressman West's approach refreshing at a time when America needs a straight talker."


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SMDrPepper
SMDrPepper

Too bad those private donations can now come from corporations and billionaires.  In other words, yet another bought election.

glass slipper
glass slipper

Come on ALLEN WEST, COME OUT OF THE CLOSET.

 WE ALL KNOW YOU ARE ON THE "DOWN LOW"

 We  all know that ALLEN WEST GOT MARRIED FOR SHOW AS HE ACTUALLY IS NOTHING BUT A CUM DUMPSTER FOR HIS ISRAELI PIMPS.

 One of the problems with this is NOW THAT HE IS FERVRENTLY TAKING IT UP HIS STINKY ASS AND SUCKING ISRAELI COCK HE IS NOW IN THE POSITION TO FURTHER DEGRADE WHATEVER IS LEFT OF THE UNITED STATES.

  All for  A FEW PIECES OF SILVER.

 What a  FUCKING JERKOFF ALLEN WEST IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE.

Virgil Starkwell
Virgil Starkwell

This is another example of "American exceptionalism", specifically, how exceptionally ignorant some Americans are in 2011.

KennyPowersII
KennyPowersII

Good example of " fools and their money are soon parted ".

glass slipper
glass slipper

The israeli firsters will give allen west plenty of money.

allen west loves to suck on israeli cock so it is a match made in whore heaven.

Doug
Doug

According to the website opensecrets he raised almost half of all funds out of Florida

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