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Democrat Murphy passes $1 million fundraising mark in race for Allen West’s seat

by George Bennett | October 11th, 2011

Murphy: $1.1 million raised in 2011

In one of America’s costliest congressional races, Democrat Patrick Murphy‘s campaign says it has topped $1.1 million in contributions as he seeks the Palm Beach-Broward seat of U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Plantation.

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.

3 Responses to “Democrat Murphy passes $1 million fundraising mark in race for Allen West’s seat”

  1. Downtown Danny Says:

    ANYONE BUT FRANKEL – THE WORST MAYOR IN WPB HISTORY AND THE MOST CORRUPT!
    AND SHE’S A LIAR!

  2. T 4 2, 2 4 T Says:

    I sent him money and you should too.
    Kick wacky West out of office.

  3. Wes Says:

    Patrick Murphy is the real deal! He can beat West!!

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