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Frankel tops $400,000, Jacobs tops $200,000 for quarter in Dem congressional primary

by George Bennett | April 5th, 2012

Frankel

Already one of the top non-incumbent Democratic money-raisers in the nation, former West Palm Beach Mayor Lois Frankel added more than $400,000 in the first quarter of 2012, her campaign said. Since launching her campaign last year, Frankel has raised more than $1.8 million.

Rival Democrat Kristin Jacobs, the Broward County commissioner who entered the race in February, said she raised “well over $200,000″ in a little over seven weeks as a candidate. Jacobs had said she hoped to raise $250,000 in the initial quarter, but said she wasn’t disappointed.

Jacobs

“We started from zero and we had a lot of ground to cover. I don’t look at this in any way as we missed the mark,” Jacobs said. “We are well on the way to raising the kind of money we need to take our message to Washington.”

Frankel entered the District 22 race to challenge U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Plantation. After state legislators redrew District 22 with a pronounced Democratic tilt, West opted to run for a Palm Beach-Treasure Coast district instead.

Frankel, however, is continuing to use tea party firebrand West as a foil even though former state House Majority Leader Adam Hasner of Boca Raton is now the likely GOP nominee for the seat..

“This election is a choice between Allen West’s Tea Party replacement and my record of job creation, fighting for South Florida seniors and families, and standing up to the assault on women’s health and reproductive rights from the Washington extremists. I continue to be overwhelmed at the outpouring of support here in Florida,” a Frankel statement said.

8 Responses to “Frankel tops $400,000, Jacobs tops $200,000 for quarter in Dem congressional primary”

  1. Jordan Says:

    Kristin Jacobs is pretty awesome.

  2. former resident Says:

    the idea of lois frankel in wahington is a good one. far far away from west palm. she can join alcee hastings in the new washington stage production called the convict and the liar. how many lesbians will lois put on her office payroll?

  3. You Heard It Here First Says:

    Frankel being dishonest. What else is new. Not to worry. Jacobs will beat her pretty handily. And Frankel can return to WPB and be appointed to Moss’ seat on the commission.

  4. Sarcasm Says:

    Frankel’s raising money now, if she wins I am guessing there will be “pay back”. Too bad Catalfuomo is low on funds, she’d have even more money—-and he could build a new state center in Tallahassee.

  5. In need Says:

    We need new democrat leadership in S FL.

    Lois Frankel is another recycled politician.

    Jacobs is a new fresh face, with new ideas and not part of the usual democrat candidates.

    Lois Frankel has done nothing but spend money. She left the city in WPB in deeper debt.

    Her abrasive personality left no room for compromise and that is what the people want. Compromise.

  6. LUCKY CITY Says:

    LOIS FRANKEL CHANGED THIS CRUMMY LITTLE TOWN INTO A REAL FINE CITY SO MANY CRITICS THAT DO NOTHING BUT COMPLAIN.. GET LOST.WE WON,T MISS YOU. SPENT MONEY ON A LIBRARY THAT IS THE BEST IN THE COUNTRY CAN YOU READ ?????????

  7. Same old Same old Says:

    Rather have someone from Broward County than have Lois Frankel in office representing me.

    The old guard jewish democrats can just not give it up.

    Aren’t there new jewish people who can run? Tired of the same old faces being recycled.

    Maybe that’s the problem: no new jewish people ready to represent, so they send us the same old people over and over and over and over.

    It’s musical chairs in S FL.

    Your losing me!

  8. Look in the mirror Says:

    Let’s face it. Rather have a pretty face representing me.

    Don’t want to endure having to see Frankel over and over on TV. Jacobs is quite photogenic and would represent us better.

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