Former Gov. Crist gives $1,000 to Democrat seeking Allen West seatby George Bennett | April 15th, 2011
The contribution, dated March 30, is included in a Federal Election Commission report posted this afternoon by Murphy’s campaign.
Murphy’s political consultant, Eric Johnson, was an adviser to Crist’s failed independent campaign for Senate last year.
Murphy raised $321,087 from contributors and chipped in $31,362 of his own money. His $304,262 in cash on hand means he has more money in the bank than West. West raised $456,873 in the quarter but spent big on direct-mail, leaving him with $242,614 on hand.
Former West Palm Beach mayor Lois Frankel raised $254,605 in the quarter for her Democratic campaign and has $253,899 on hand.