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West beats Klein nearly 4-to-1 in latest money report

by George Bennett | August 12th, 2010

The Federal Election Commission reports are in for the July 1-Aug. 4 money dash and Republican challenger Allen West’s $530,806 in receipts topped incumbent Democratic Rep. Ron Klein’s $142,704.

Klein spokeswoman Sarah Rothschild noted that Klein holds a “significant” advantage in cash on hand: $2.84 million to $2.25 million. But Klein’s overall money edge is getting less significant with each reporting period. Last October, Klein had nearly $2.2 million in the bank to West’s $247,416.

West continues to spend heavily. He disbursed $462,717 during the last five-week period, much of it on a direct-mail campaign.

Another interesting West number: more than half of his latest receipts — $298,969 — came from contributors giving less than $200. Those are prime prospects for West to hit up again over the next two months. Klein got $6,519 from the under-$200 crowd.

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18 Responses to “West beats Klein nearly 4-to-1 in latest money report”

  1. Exnjcop Says:

    Klein ignored the will of his constituents time and time again in voting for healthcare, stimulous and cap & trade. He was a trusted foot soldier for Nancy Pelosi. Well, Ron it’s time to pay the piper. I hope Nancy has a nice cush job for you because you ain’t going to be a Congressman much longer. You hid from your voters in the period leading to the healthcare vote and have shown up very little since. You have lost the right to be our representative because you don’t represent us or our views. I and many like me have been waiting for November 2nd since your healthcare vote. It’s time for you to move on. You have done your damage to America. I don’t know how you live with yourself knowing the carnage that your yes votes will bring to this country.

  2. NOWEST Says:

    AGAIN West raises a third of Campaign Contributions OUT OF STATE and OUT OF DISTRICT in a deliberate attempt to SUBVERT the DEMOCRATIC will of the Electorate of District 22, in which he does not even Reside.
    Standard form for Republicans whose purpose is to disenfranchise the will of the majority of the electorate Time and Time Again.
    His Campaign headquarters are not even in District 22.
    BUT How Would He Know the District since he is a short term Florida resident who is engaged in an ideological warfare rather than the issues that matter to LOCALS.

  3. Nuf said Says:

    Need I say….ummm Wexler? I doubt the same outrage was shown as to his choice of domicile. Talk about disenfrancising the majority. The clear majority do not want Obamacare, Cap & Trade or Amnesty yet it is the Democrats who are ruling against the will of the majority. The majority will speak November 2nd and Congressman Klein will be ex-congressman Klein.

  4. GoWest Says:

    “BUT How Would He Know the District since he is a short term Florida resident who is engaged in an ideological warfare rather than the issues that matter to LOCALS”.

    I think Lt. Col. West was living in combat zones protecting our freedoms. Now he’s going to Washington to restore the freedoms that Obama, Pelosi and Klein have been systematically voting to take from us.

    The “LOCALS” let the elites in Washington know that we didn’t want the “stimulus”, Obamacare, Cap & Trade or most of the other things they’ve shoved down our throats for the past 19 months. Now we’ll send someone to D.C. that’s prepared to follow the will of the people!

  5. Barack Obama Says:

    Allen West apparently is unsure what country I was born in

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QQz1Wu3pqc

  6. NOWEST Says:

    November 2008, was a resounding mandate from the people to handle the Republican/Bush mess and to pass legislation for the Stimulus(which was first proposed by Bush Admin), and Healthcare Reform. Environmental Reforms will come whether you Right wing global climate change deniers like it or not. Whether it is cap and trade or another plan it is needed and the majority of Americans agree on that point so go hold your little Tea Party/Clan rallies and keep crying you sore loosers.
    Democrats did not try and impeach Bush or subvert the democratic will of the electorate during his REGIME even though he deserved it so STFU.
    Why don’t you uphold the democratic principles you so often cry about and let those who have been elected lead this nation out of the whole you put us into.
    Right Wing Nut Bags are a DISGRACE to this nation.

  7. GoWest Says:

    November 2008 was not a mandate to shred the Constitution. Democrats have controlled the Congress and the budget since January 2007. The “stimulus” has only stimulated the growth of the Federal government and pushed unemployment over 9.5%, when we were promised it wouldn’t go over 8%. Obamacare was and continues to be opposed by a majority of Americans, including Dems and Independents. It also will increase the cost, while cutting benefits for seniors. Cap & Trade will has nothing to do with improving the environment, even environmentalists admit that. But it will “necessarily cause energy costs to skyrocket”. Tea Party rallies are not “Klan” meetings, as evidenced by the number of minorities that attend in increasing numbers. The Democrats in Congress can continue to uphold their lack of principles and ethics (Rangel, Waters, Geinthner, Dodd, Frank, Pelosi, Reid, etc.) all on their own with any help from the PATRIOTS on the right.
    Keep name calling it only illustrates just how desperate you are. November 2nd 2010 will be a very bad day for Democrats and you know it.

  8. Neal Lang Says:

    “AGAIN West raises a third of Campaign Contributions OUT OF STATE and OUT OF DISTRICT in a deliberate attempt to SUBVERT the DEMOCRATIC will of the Electorate of District 22, in which he does not even Reside.”

    And just were do you suppose all those over $200 contributions Klein raked in came from? It’s from out of district “fat cats” who have an investment in Klein’s Congression seat!

  9. Neal Lang Says:

    “Allen West apparently is unsure what country I was born in”

    Are you, Obama?

  10. Neal Lang Says:

    “November 2008, was a resounding mandate from the people to handle the Republican/Bush mess and to pass legislation for the Stimulus(which was first proposed by Bush Admin), and Healthcare Reform. Environmental Reforms will come whether you Right wing global climate change deniers like it or not. Whether it is cap and trade or another plan it is needed and the majority of Americans agree on that point so go hold your little Tea Party/Clan rallies and keep crying you sore loosers.”

    Then why doesn’t the huge Obama majorities in Congress pass Obama and Klein’s Cap and Trade. Apparently they feel that 9.5% unemployment is enough already, unly Klein and his hero Obama.

    “Democrats did not try and impeach Bush or subvert the democratic will of the electorate during his REGIME even though he deserved it so STFU.”

    Perhaps because unlike Clinton, and now Obama, Bush stayed within the bounds of his Constitutional authority.

    “Why don’t you uphold the democratic principles you so often cry about and let those who have been elected lead this nation out of the whole you put us into.”

    This isn’t a Democracy, you fool, it is a Republic – at those who created it thought so. In case you don’t know, a Republic is a “government of laws” and “not men.” Kline and his ideal, Obama, believe this is a government of men, and the laws, especially our Constitution, are meaningless.

    “Right Wing Nut Bags are a DISGRACE to this nation.”

    Why? Because we insist that the Constitution limit the power of of the Federal Government. If so, we were in very good company, along with those other “Right Wing Nut Bags,” Tom Jefferson, John Adams, George Washington, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton!

  11. Don't Go West Says:

    ALLEN WEST IS A LOOSE CANNON, A BAD HUSBAND, AND A BAD BUSINESS MAN.

    He only knows how to fire a gun, commit war crimes, and incite violence.

    DON’T GO WEST!

  12. Neal Lang Says:

    Rep. Ron Klein got $20,000 from SEIU who also paid ACORN $4 million for political activities on Klein and other Leftist Democrat’s campaign. This why Klein is sure “Yes” vote on Progressive Agenda and Union kickback votes.

    The vast majority, 98 percent, of West’s money is from individual contributions, while that number for Klein is only 71 percent; he gets 28 percent of his contributions from political action committees, including financial industry and labor interests. Of course, his seat on the Financial Services doesn’t hurt his “putting the arm” on banks and Wall Street for campaign cash.

    Once more, Klein’s racist lackies attack an honorable blackman simply because his raises his campaign funds from the average working man instead of the Washington lobbyist PACs and Wallstreet banker elites! Typical Democrat racism propaganda.

  13. Neal Lang Says:

    Rep. Ron Klein got $20,000 from SEIU who also paid ACORN $4 million for political activities on Klein and other Leftist Democrat’s campaign. This why Klein is sure “Yes” vote on Progressive Agenda and Union kickback votes.

    The vast majority, 98 percent, of West’s money is from individual contributions, while that number for Klein is only 71 percent; he gets 28 percent of his contributions from political action committees, including financial industry and labor interests. Of course, his seat on the Financial Services doesn’t hurt his “putting the arm” on banks and Wall Street for campaign cash.

    Once more, Klein’s racist lackies attack an honorable blackman simply because his raises his campaign funds from the average working man instead of the Washington lobbyist PACs and Wallstreet banker elites! Typical Democrat racism propaganda.

  14. Neal Lang Says:

    “ALLEN WEST IS A LOOSE CANNON, A BAD HUSBAND, AND A BAD BUSINESS MAN.

    “He only knows how to fire a gun, commit war crimes, and incite violence.

    “DON’T GO WEST!”

    Another typical Democrat Racist, showing that he can’t stand to see a self-made, honorable, patriotic, and successful blackman. It is amazing how racist Democrats can be when someone from the black community steps-out of their victim stereotype and makes without their handouts and welfare State Plantation model.

  15. Robert Says:

    Go West!

  16. Exnjcop Says:

    Nowest, I hope your attitude about the meaning of garnering a majority of votes continues after November 2nd. Will the taking of the house and senate by conservatives and republicans create a mandate that Obama will have to follow? Obama with the help of the press was a stealth candidate. No one knoew what he stood for. Now that he is governing from the far left the people have been informed and will reject wholesale him and his policies. Will this be the same mandate as 2008 or somehow different?

  17. KNOW WEST Says:

    Speaker Pelosi — Don’t play favorites by only recording robocalls for Kendrick!!! PLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASE record one for Ron Klein, too!! PLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASE

  18. Wonderful Says:

    Allen West is a war criminal and a demagogue. It’s unfortunate that demagoguery is what sells in modern politics.

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