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No free ride for Frankel; rival Democrat says he’s raised $320,000 in congressional race

by 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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5 Responses to “No free ride for Frankel; rival Democrat says he’s raised $320,000 in congressional race”

  1. Alistair Says:

    Can someone PLEASE draft Kristin Jacobs to run against West?? She’s such a straight shooter and she would be the total Anti-West that the majority of voters in district 22 want!

  2. nada Says:

    a latino would be a better choice to run against West

  3. Fishymish Says:

    What do you mean “the majority of voters in district 22 want?” West won with the majority of the vote!

  4. NoGrifter Says:

    That district is registered majority Democrat, West only won because the Teapartiers got all hopped up. I agree that someone like Kristin Jacobs would be a uniter unlike the current guy. I’ve had the pleasure of interacting with her in the past and I’ve only had good experiences. She actually serves all her constituents, unlike West who only caters to the fringe sympathizers.

  5. Jason Says:

    Dude…this is just another example how Wexler is screwing his district again..Hey Eric..good luck when they finally bust Bobby and Burtie on the money stealing deal…you know you are going down with the fall right? hahah

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