Choosing sides? Dems’ House campaign chief to raise money for Frankel in primaryby George Bennett | May 1st, 2012
But DCCC Chairman Steve Israel, D-N.Y., will be in West Palm Beach on Saturday to raise money for Frankel at a $1,000-a-plate brunch.
DCCC spokeswoman Stephanie Formas said Israel’s appearance does not constitute an endorsement of Frankel by the committee or its chairman.
But it certainly furthers the perception that Frankel’s big-dollar campaign is favored by the party establishment.
Through March 31, Frankel had raised more money from outside contributors — $1.845 million — than any other non-incumbent Democrat in the nation. Jacobs, who entered the race in February, raised $203,931 by the end of the first quarter. The Democratic primary winner will face former state House Republican leader Adam Hasner of Boca Raton in the general election in a district that voted 57 percent for Barack Obama in 2008.
District 22 is now represented by U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Plantation. But with legislators redrawing it with a Democratic tilt, West decided to run in Palm Beach-Treasure Coast District 18.