Another blowout fundraising quarter for Allen West; his $1.9 million haul dwarfs Democratic rivalsby George Bennett | October 12th, 2011
West’s announcement comes a day after Democrats Lois Frankel and Patrick Murphy announced third-quarter fundraising totals of $415,000 and $313,000, respectively, in their quests for West’s Palm Beach-Broward congressional seat.
West, whose 2010 campaign was one of America’s richest with $6.4 million raised, has collected $4.1 million so far for his 2012 reelection bid.
West’s campaign said the $1.9 million raised between July 1 and Sept. 30 came from more than 42,100 individual contributors — an average contribution of about $47.
Actual Federal Election Commission reports, which show precise fundraising and expenditure totals and cash-on-hand figures, are due Saturday.