Allen West's PAC Contributions Include Some Old Favorites: Bank of America and Halliburton

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Rep. Allen West's campaign submitted its quarterly report to the Federal Election Commission at the end of the week, and he scored a few grand from the political action committees of a few companies that think it's a good idea to keep West in office, including Bailout Bank of America and Halliburton.

In a news release last week, West's camp announced that 99.9 percent of the $1.9 million in contributions to his campaign committee over the last quarter were from individual donors.

Depending on how you do your math, i.e, correctly, that's not exactly true.

The third-quarter FEC filing from West for Congress says $26,000 of the congressman's $1.9 million-plus haul came from PACs.

That would mean the individual donations to West's campaign actually accounted for around 98.7 percent of his total cash.

One-thousand of those bucks came from the Halliburton Co. PAC, the great war profiteer that hasn't seemed to be able to avoid controversy since it was discovered that former Vice President Dick Cheney was collecting some deferred compensation from the company while in office.

Another grand came from Bailout Bank of America, which received $45 billion in bailout coin from the federal government under TARP.

That's interesting, considering West called TARP a "failed economic polic[y]," which he still (falsely) believes was signed into law by President Obama.

West's PAC contributions also came in from Chevron, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Tyco International, Publix, and Mednax, among others.

According to FEC records, West's corporate sponsors in previous quarters have included Comcast, Exxon Mobil, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Aflac, AT&T, and Coca-Cola.

Other PACs previously contributing to West include "Friends of John Boehner" and Sarah Palin's "Sarah PAC."


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Debbie Does The Democrats
Debbie Does The Democrats

ROFLMAO - Let's look at Debbie Wasserman Shitbird Schultz's filing and clear this up.

No? Why Not? Oh, cause your scared to expose your Hypocrisy.  Oh; OK, perhaps I will do it for you. 

LOL Mathew Hendley, you sure are a perfect example of Un-fair and Un-balanced Hack reporting. It's obvious now why you can't get a real job and are stuck writing for a advertising rag for Pill Mills, Pain Clinics and Pervert Sex Shops. At least you have accepted who and what you are.  

Justoffthetopofmyhead
Justoffthetopofmyhead

I actually don't like this article, as it tries to make something cheezy out of $26k that 'supporters' gave to West. Its not like he got a bail out from them (like the banks did, which most agree is distasteful). But rather they GAVE it to him in support of his campaign and what he stood for. Their choice. It must be a slow news day to try to trash a war hero on something like this. We are all lucky enough to have freedom of speech! Even Mr. Lifelong Dem and SMDrPepper - who contributed nothing here except to use this as a pulpit for being obnoxious. Backup your statements or stay off the keys please.

TheOldGuy
TheOldGuy

Please list the contributions to  Obama's last campaign. Then reread your blast article and circle one of the following:

I'm a dumb-ass. or I'm  Hippocratic

SMDrPepper
SMDrPepper

West is still as corrupt as they come.

Tanya Grimsley
Tanya Grimsley

Congressman Allen West's 3rd Qtr ONLY $26k came from PAC'S HIS TOTAL WAS $1.9 MILLION individual donations #grassroots THAT ROCKS No matter how you "spin" it GRASSROOTS LOVE THIS MAN!

Really Sick of politicians
Really Sick of politicians

Yes, I too would like to see Debbie Wasserman Shitbird Schultz's filings.  I doubt seriously that she has ANY individual donations to speak of.  Her donations are undoubtedly all coming from the corporations and the rich she continuously demonizes.

SMDrPepper
SMDrPepper

Well Hippocratic does mean to do no harm.  There is this whole oath an everything.

Lifelong Dem
Lifelong Dem

Stupid is as stupid does. 50 million people voted for idiot Palin to be vice president. H.L. Mencken once wrote that it was only a matter of time until the American people elected a moron as president. Now that G.W. Bush accomplished that for us, we can't scrape bottom any lower -- tho these religious fanatics make me wonder.

Ol' Pete
Ol' Pete

Why is union money corrupt, Debbie? Are you working for peanuts because you don't have one?

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