No free ride for Frankel; rival Democrat says he’s raised $320,000 in congressional raceby George Bennett | April 4th, 2011
Former West Palm Beach mayor Lois Frankel shouldn’t count on an easy glide to the Democratic nomination for the District 22 congressional seat of U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Plantation.
Fort Lauderdale businessman Patrick Murphy, a political newcomer who signed his Democratic statement of candidacy for the District 22 seat on March 4, says he raised more than $320,000 in contributions by March 31 and kicked in about $30,000 of his own money.
Finance reports for the first quarter aren’t due until later this month. Frankel, who signed her statement of candidacy papers on March 14, told supporters she hoped to raise at least $100,000 through March 31.
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