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Dumping Senate bid for House race perked up Hasner’s fundraising

by George Bennett | April 16th, 2012

After slumping during the final four months of his Republican U.S. Senate bid, former state House Majority Leader and Boca Raton resident Adam Hasner‘s fundraising improved when he quit the Senate race to run for a Palm Beach-Broward U.S. House seat.

Hasner raised only $13,432 in January while he was still in a GOP Senate primary against Connie Mack, George LeMieux and Mike McCalister. After U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Plantation, announced he was leaving his Palm Beach-Broward seat to run in a new district to the north, Hasner jumped into the District 22 race on Feb. 1 and raised more than $320,000 over the last two months of the quarter.

In his last full quarter as a Senate candidate, Hasner collected $262,965 in contributions. He had topped $500,000 in each of the previous quarters.

Hasner spent $349,502 during the first quarter of 2012, with $255,658 of that incurred while he was still a Senate candidate.

Hasner ended the first quarter with $654,514 in cash on hand.

In District 22, Democrat Lois Frankel, the former mayor of West Palm Beach, has nearly $1.3 million on hand after raising $408,414 during the quarter. Frankel’s Democratic primary rival, Broward County Commissioner Kristin Jacobs, raised $203,931 after entering the race in February and has $189,522 on hand.

Frankel so far is a stronger money-raiser on her rival’s turf. She raised about $35,000 in the quarter from Broward County residents while Jacobs raised $15,500 from contributors with Palm Beach County addresses.

Jacobs got a $1,000 check from former Palm Beach County commissioner Jeff Koons. She also collected $2,500 from former Palm Beach County Democratic Chairman Monte Friedkin, who now lives in Weston.

3 Responses to “Dumping Senate bid for House race perked up Hasner’s fundraising”

  1. ALLEN WEST MUST GO Says:

    Hasner is just another far-right “say anything” Tea Party clone.

    Seen one, seen them all.

    Thanks but no thanks.

    Florida’s 22nd District prefers a person with a brain, not just another Tea Party rubber stamp like Allen West (who endorsed Hasner).

    We need progress and jobs. Cutting taxes for the rich (AGAIN!) will not get us there.

    We need smart policy and targeted growth and opportunity. None of which are being offered by the radical right wingers.

  2. wisewords Says:

    @ALLEN WEST MUST GO

    YOU SAID IT!

    Florida’s 22nd District prefers a person with a brain, not just another Tea Party rubber stamp like Allen West (who endorsed Hasner).

    We need progress and jobs. Cutting taxes for the rich (AGAIN!) will not get us there.

    We need smart policy and targeted growth and opportunity.

    WE NEED LOIS FRANKEL!

  3. LUCKY CITY Says:

    Nobody better than lois Frankel

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