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Frankel, Murphy are top national fundraisers among Dem House challengers

by George Bennett | April 24th, 2012

Former West Palm Beach mayor Lois Frankel and accountant Patrick Murphy, Democrats running in neighboring Palm Beach County congressional districts, have raised more money from outside contributors than any other non-incumbent Democrats in 2012, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee says.

Frankel raised $1.845 million through March 31 for her Palm Beach-Broward District 22 race while Murphy raised $1.768 million for his Palm Beach-Treasure Coast District 18 contest.

In Maryland, Democratic House hopeful John Delaney has raised $2.5 million — but his total includes more than $1.6 million of his own money.

Murphy, running against freshman Republican U.S. Rep. Allen West, was added this week to the DCCC’s “Red to Blue” program highlighting the party’s top challengers. Frankel, who faces Broward County Commissioner Kristin Jacobs in a Democratic primary, is not on the Red to Blue list as an individual, but the party has designated District 22 as a Red to Blue district.

District 22 is represented now by West, but has been redrawn with a Democratic advantage. After West bolted for District 18, former state House Majority Leader Adam Hasner of Boca Raton is the GOP standard bearer for District 22.

14 Responses to “Frankel, Murphy are top national fundraisers among Dem House challengers”

  1. NO to democRATS Says:

    Just ask yourself:

    how much are you paying for gas?

    Can you afford milk, bread, eggs.

    avocados are $4! Can you afford ice cream, canned goods.

    Thank the democrats and electing Frankel and Murphy will cause those prices to go even HIGHER!

    They’ll live off your taxes, have the best healthcare (not ObamaCare, but Federal healthcare…democrats EXEMPTED themselves; they have the best pensions)

    It’s time to change corruption county in Florida. Rid representation by demoNcRats!

    We’ve had Bill Nelson for over 40 years and can you name one thing HE has DONE for FLORIDA?

    We KNOW that Lois Frankel left WPB in DEBT.

  2. ALLEN WEST MUST GO! Says:

    DONATE IF YOU CAN! I HAVE!

    MURPHY:

    secure.actblue.com/contribute/entity/26875

    FRANKEL:

    secure.actblue.com/contribute/entity/27113

    (Just add the “http://” before “secure”)

    Join our facebook group dedicated to defeating Allen West in FL-18 and his hand-picked buddy Adam Hasner in FL-22! We have over 150 members of the group now!

    Lots of good, patriotic, Democrats and Independents here, come join us if you’re on facebook:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/325005804195316/

  3. ALLEN WEST MUST GO! Says:

    MURPHY:

    http://secure.actblue.com/contribute/entity/26875

  4. ALLEN WEST MUST GO! Says:

    FRANKEL:

    http://secure.actblue.com/contribute/entity/27113

  5. Biting your but t Says:

    Oops, and fire fighters want to vote for Obama….

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2012/04/24/state/n060357D25.DTL&tsp=1

    yeah? well, then step aside white boys, Obama’s Attorney General, Eric ‘Fast and Furious’ Holder is suing Jacksonville fire department saying the test for promotion is RACIST.

    It’s starts with this union and grows to other unions.

    Step aside, step aside!

  6. Go WEST! Says:

    Allen West before the rest!

  7. ALLEN WEST MUST GO! Says:

    Mr. “Butt”,

    How is your anti-union froth going to help the Middle Class in Florida?

    We’re not interested in your right wing diversionary tactics…

    …JUST in improving the quality of life for working families in Florida.

    And unions go a long way toward lifting the poor into the Middle Class.

    So really the question is not why do you hate the unions, it is, why do you hate the Middle Class?

    I’ll tell you… DEMOCRATS don’t hate the Middle Class. DEMOCRATS LOVE THE MIDDLE CLASS. Democrats seek to help the Middle Class voters who elect them into office. The right wing’s blatant fear-mongering is just a diversionary tactic meant to distract us from the fact that right wing policies are REGRESSIVE, in that they take us back to an era where the rich (“robber barons”) ruled the country.

    Thanks but no thanks.

    Democratic Party straight ticket.

    Federal level and State level.

  8. LOL! Says:

    @ALLEN WEST MUST GO, YOUR WEB SITE IS A JOKE! 150 MEMBERS!?!?!?! WOOOOOOOW!! Have you seen the ALLEN WEST SITES ON FACEBOOK!! 1000′s OF MEMBERS AND GROWING DAILY!!!!!!!
    Save your money and DONATE IT TO WEST! IT WILL BE MONEY WELL SPENT!

  9. aging out Says:

    Dictatorship in PBC! Can’t run for judgeship without threats.

    WPB in DEBT due to Frankel.

    Murphy had to move in order to run for political office because dictators in the democrat party wanted Frankel.

    No one who seeks a leadership role in PBC is able to achieve. That’s because of the stranglehold and UNdemocrat and communistic power of old kingmakers. That goodness nature will end their reign.

    Sorry state of affairs in the democrat party.

  10. ALLEN WEST MUST GO! Says:

    Hey LOL,

    Why didn’t Allen West run again in FL-22?

  11. ALLEN WEST MUST GO! Says:

    Hey LOL,

    While you’re at it, why don’t you respond to the topic of my post (#9) and tell us ALL THE WONDERFUL THINGS that the Republican Party has done to build the MIDDLE CLASS!

    GO FOR IT!

    *grabs popcorn*

  12. LOL1 Says:

    @ALLEN WEST MOST GO, I would’nt waste 1 more second having a debate with your hippie uneducated brain. Did you even finish middle school?

    Go grab you popcorn and the other uneducated 150 members of your joke of a website and put on the flintstones.

    ALLEN WEST WILL WIN HANDS DOWN AGAINST YOUR PUPPET MURPHY!

  13. ALLEN WEST MUST GO! Says:

    LOL1,

    Yes, I would never volunteer this info, but since you asked, I have a degree from an Ivy League university.

    How bout you?

  14. LOL! Says:

    ALLEN WEST MUST GO,

    SURE YOU DO, an I have a TRIPLE PHD FROM HARVARD!!

    IVY LEAGUE? IN YOUR DREAMS!

    Just VOTE for WEST and you’ll be a lot SMARTER! By November you will be for sure.

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