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Where Palm Beach County’s congressmen stand as the 2012 money chase begins

by George Bennett | February 1st, 2011

Rooney: early cash king

Federal candidates filed reports Monday showing their campaign bank account balances as of Dec. 31.

After raising and spending more than $6.5 million on his 2010 race to unseat Democrat Ron Klein, new U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Plantation, begins the 2012 cycle with only $52,459 in cash on hand. Should Klein attempt a comeback, he’ll begin with a mere $41,390 in the bank.

After a fairly easy glide to reelection in 2010, U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Tequesta, begins the 2012 cycle as the Palm Beach County delegation’s money leader with $432,474 in cash on hand.

Foley: seven-figure leftover account

U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Boca Raton, reported $128,766 in cash on hand.

U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Miramar, reported $161,204 in cash on hand.

Former Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Foley still has more than $1.2 million in his campaign account. And former Democratic U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler’s campaign still has $320,673.

6 Responses to “Where Palm Beach County’s congressmen stand as the 2012 money chase begins”

  1. Biill Neubauer Says:

    Tea Party members probably can’t be bought, and they are possibly the biggest election factor these days.

  2. Dora Says:

    I like West!

  3. Cry Babies Says:

    Tom Rooney will need his cash in a primary if he keeps crossing the aisle!

  4. Foley is hot Says:

    I like to support sexual predators like Tom Foley who prey on young nubile young congressional aides. Mmmm Sooo Sexy.

  5. Dana Says:

    Wexler should send all that money back to his county and party that he sold it.

    How can he have so much money…oh yeah they stole it thorugh other campaigns.

    The worst example of a sterotype.

    Sick..lock him up with the rest of them corruption county crazies

  6. Dana Says:

    Foley molester
    Wexler carpet bagger
    Deutch Douche
    West Crazy
    Rooney middle ….Now do we see the problem?

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