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YouTube video boosts GOP congressional challenger Allen West’s money-raising vs. Rep. Ron Klein

by George Bennett | January 25th, 2010

Republican congressional challenger Allen West’s campaign says it raised an impressive $670,000 in the fourth quarter of 2009 for West’s bid to unseat Democratic U.S. Rep. Ron Klein. This video, posted in October and viewed more than 1.8 million times, helped West raise more in those three months than he did for his entire 2008 campaign.

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5 Responses to “YouTube video boosts GOP congressional challenger Allen West’s money-raising vs. Rep. Ron Klein”

  1. rukiddingme? Says:

    I see that after the original story was posted, and after all of the comments questioning why you did not name Allen west in the headline, that the PBP revised the headline to include West’s name. Good move.

  2. Ed Fulop Says:

    Note to Mr. Klein –

    Make your reservations today:


    Remember, Remember the 2nd of November . . . .

  3. Tea Party Patriot Says:

    The reason why this video has become so popular is because it was not about a party or candidate.

    The video was taken at a South Florida Tea Party Rally at Revolution night club.

    Please join the tea party by going to:

  4. Polling and Political Wrap-Up, 1/25/10 | TheWorldPolitics Says:

    [...] hand. Meanwhile, staying in South Florida, here is a number that should alarm Democrats: Republican Allen West (FL-22), who lost 55-45 in 2008 despite being thumped in fundraising, is more than holding his own [...]

  5. Klein challenger West’s money-raising improves his status with national GOP | Post on Politics Says:

    [...] West is making a second try to unseat well-financed U.S. Rep. Ron Klein, D-Boca Raton, in Palm Beach-Broward congressional District 22. West, who got little national help and raised only $583,897 for his 2008 campaign against Klein, has turned heads this year by announcing he raised more than $670,000 during the fourth quarter of 2009. [...]

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