Democrat Murphy passes $1 million fundraising mark in race for Allen West’s seatby George Bennett | October 11th, 2011
Murphy raised $313,000 between July 1 and Sept. 30, his campaign said, after raising $352,449 in the first quarter and $456,223 in the second quarter.
Murphy and his Democratic rival, former West Palm Beach Mayor Lois Frankel, are among the top non-incumbent Democratic money-raisers in the nation. Through June 30, Frankel had raised $698,546.
The Dems will need big bucks to compete with West, who raised more than $6.4 million for his 2010 campaign and had collected more than $2.2 million through June 30 for his 2012 reelection effort.
Frankel and West have not yet announced third quarter finance figures. Reports are due Saturday.