Frankel tops $400,000, Jacobs tops $200,000 for quarter in Dem congressional primaryby George Bennett | April 5th, 2012
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.“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.