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Another big quarter for GOP’s Allen West: $838,449 more for Klein challenge

by George Bennett | April 14th, 2010

Republican congressional hopeful Allen West, whose viral YouTube video helped him raise $677,586 in the last quarter of 2009 and gain national attention, raised $838,449 during the first quarter of 2010, his consultant said.

West has raised more than $2 million overall for his challenge of U.S. Rep. Ron Klein, D-Boca Raton. West’s campaign, which has spent heavily on a direct-mail effort, has more than $1.1 million cash on hand, consultant Ed Brookover said this morning.

Klein had nearly $2.4 million cash on hand as of Dec. 31. He hasn’t released a first-quarter report. Reports are due Thursday.

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8 Responses to “Another big quarter for GOP’s Allen West: $838,449 more for Klein challenge”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Wow, that’s a huge quarter…good job Mr. West & staff. It looks like Mr. Klein is in for quite a race. Klein only got 55% against West in 2008, with the help of the President on the ticket, and a ridiculous fundraising advantage. He’s in trouble for sure. This is a great chance for the Republicans to take this seat back and send Klein back to lobbying. I’m a Democrat, but am very impressed w Mr. West’s campaign. I don’t like Klein very much and wouldn’t be upset at all if Mr. West wins. I want to know what Klein raised this quarter.

  2. Jon Says:

    Klein and Wasserman-Schultz need to get defeated. Unfortunately, it only looks like Klein may.

    That is a lot of money pouring into West’s campaign.

    West > Lynch.

    Still, the two-party system is killing us.

  3. Don't Go West Says:

    ALLEN WEST IS A CRAZY RADICAL!

  4. Evan Says:

    I support Klein because he support our students and public education. that is enough for my vote

  5. Is it? Says:

    Is it racism if West is called a crazy radical or any other names? Or does the racism card only apply to liberal opposition? Maybe the conservatives are adult enough to realize people can disagree with them. The liberals seem to resort to name calling and racism accusations. Kinda interesting

  6. Jon Says:

    West is a crazy radical because he disagrees with Obama. It sounds like Crypts and bloods to me. Who’s who again?

  7. pbcer Says:

    you guys really read a lot into the words “crazy radical”…

  8. Alan Bergstein Says:

    I wonder what’s up the sleeves of the Klein staff as far as future attacks on Allen West is concerned. With Klein refusing to enter into any debates with West he must have other plans in the offing to counter the huge grass roots support of West. Look out for outrageous, trumped up charges against this ex-military leader that attempt to diminish his rising popularity. With West being black and Klein’s supporters being mainly white, are there some sort of 60′s style Dixiecrat-type attacks in the offing in the minds of Klein and his staff? Let’s wait and see.

    Alan

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