Where Palm Beach County’s congressmen stand as the 2012 money chase beginsby George Bennett | February 1st, 2011
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.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.