Allen West Campaign Contributions: More Than Half From Outside Florida

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Allen West has an interesting fundraising strategy -- while it could be paraphrased as "I said something asinine please give me money," he actually says, "I need you to stand with me against attacks from the liberals and the distortions of the corrupt liberal media.  Everyone who stands with me in the next 48 hours by making a contribution of $10 or more will receive an 'Allen West for Congress' bumper sticker."

It should be pointed out that the corrupt liberal media did not go to a town hall and say there were "78 to 81" members of the Communist Party in Congress. It likewise wasn't the corrupt liberal media that went on Mark Levin's radio show and lied through its teeth about "progressives." But West is under siege! And your money will fix it!

In any case, it's working: West is rolling in dough.

Newly released campaign finance documents reinforce West's national appeal to political donors, who gave more than $1.8 million in contributions between January and the end of March. His campaign is required to disclose the donations of anyone who's given more than $200 to the campaign -- and their records show that this guy is popular all over the place.

West received donations from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands, with more than half of his itemized individual donations coming from outside the state. Of more than $906,000 in itemized individual donations, only $419,457.72 came from West's home state. California was the next-largest donor state, with $56,912 in contributions, followed by New York with $54,928. Texas was third, with $40,266.

Documents also require donor occupations to be disclosed:

--164 donations from those claiming to be homemakers that totaled about $67,000.

--121 donations from physicians for $25,723.

--1,934 donations from retired people totaling $312,082.76.

Here's a handy map of all those out-of-state contributions. Click on it to play around with the numbers:
And here's a pie chart that shows the distribution:


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GuntherZorn
GuntherZorn

My first instinct is to cringe whenever I see press coverage on this cretin but if will help to expose him for the moron he is, then keep it coming West.

tripletail
tripletail

Progressive members of Congress do not advertise their work or affiliations with the CPUSA these days. However, as West noted, the party has referred to “our allies in Congress, the Progressive Caucus, and John Conyers,” the Congressman from Michigan who participated in events sponsored by the U.S. Peace Council, the CPUSA front.

Kevin
Kevin

How much of Debbie Wasserman Schultz's came from outside of Florida?

tripletail
tripletail

Yeah the Dems aren't commies they are just alliesAllies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaen.wikipedia.org/w... everyday English usage, allies are people, groups, or nations that have joined in an association for mutual benefit or to achieve some common purpose, ...

FL Dem Ninja
FL Dem Ninja

Step Right Up, Democracy for Sale!You say you don't live in Florida - we don't care.You say you want a right wing nutjob in Congress - we have your man.You say you want to steal an entire region's representation in Congress - search no more.We have your man!If your knuckles hang low and deep thoughts often escape you then donate to the campaign of Allen West.He may only be in this Congressional District for a short time so ACT NOW!It will make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside to know that you are helping to defeat the Marxist, socialist, vile, women-loving, girly-man, freeloaders that reside in South Florida.If you act now we will throw in a free Flobee that will cut your hair just like Allen West's high top fade that was so fashionable oh, 30 years ago.

Pete Pepper
Pete Pepper

Well the criminal West is doing yet more things that should be considered illegal.  So the people in his district wont support him because they (rightfully) cant stand him or his insane politics.  What does he do?  Panhandle across the nation, most likely getting corporate cash as well, in order to buy himself an election.  Is this REALLY how we want our country run?  Those with the most cash can get their people into office anywhere in the nation?  So much for democracy..If the criminal West actually gets elected this way, he needs to be impeached and imprisoned.

tripletail
tripletail

"With some prominent exceptions such as Democratic Rep. Danny Davis, members of Congress do not advertise their work or affiliations with the Communist Party USA these days. However, as West noted, the party has referred to “our allies in Congress, the Progressive Caucus, and John Conyers,” the Congressman from Michigan who participated in events sponsored by the U.S. Peace Council, the CPUSA front.The problem is actually much worse than that.In 2008, CPUSA members such as Joelle Fishman, chair of the political action commission of the CPUSA, openly campaigned for Barack Obama. She wrote, “It was enjoyable to knock on doors and find voters who were enthusiastic and inspired by Obama’s historic candidacy…” They were inspired because they knew that Obama was mentored in Hawaii by CPUSA member Frank Marshall Davis. This was the open secret our media concealed during the 2008 campaign. Professor Paul Kengor will try to bring it back into public view with the release this summer of a book on Davis."http://www.trevorloudon.com/20...

Lifelong Dem
Lifelong Dem

Hard to believe there are that many Americans who are both ignorant and stupid. Must be the same dimwits who supported the Palin moron. Pitiful.

ChrisL
ChrisL

I see.  All men are mortal.  Socrates is a man.  Therefore all men are Socrates.  

Got it.  

KennyPowersII
KennyPowersII

“You can never underestimate the stupidity of the general public.”

ChrisL
ChrisL

Actually, now I think about it, that's wrong. The form is closer to:  All men are mortal.  Socrates is mortal.  Therefore Socrates is all men.  

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