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Congressional money roundup: West tops $10 million, Hasner out-raises Frankel and Jacobs

by George Bennett | July 16th, 2012

U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Plantation, crossed the $10 million mark in fundraising during the last quarter while his likely Democratic challenger, Patrick Murphy, topped $2 million.

The latest batch of Federal Election Commission reports filed Sunday show West snagged $2.2 million during the quarter that ended June 30, including more than $1 million from people who gave less than $200. West has $3.7 million in cash on hand for what is expected to be a close race for Palm Beach-Treasure Coast District 18. Murphy, one of the nation’s top Democratic money-raisers, has nearly $1.3 million in cash on hand. Both West and Murphy face Aug. 14 primary challenges from meagerly financed rivals.

In the open race for West’s old Palm Beach-Broward District 22 seat, Republican Adam Hasner raised $558,936 between April 1 and June 30 — slightly more than the combined contribution total of Democratic candidates Lois Frankel and Kristin Jacobs during the quarter.

Former West Palm Beach mayor Frankel raised $359,887 in contributions for the quarter and supplemented her total with a $50,000 loan. Broward County Commissioner Jacobs raised $152,820. She and Frankel square off in an Aug. 14 primary.

Hasner, who does not face a primary opponent, has more than $1 million in cash on hand for November. Frankel has more than $1.3 million in her account while Jacobs has only $75,590 in the bank.

U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Tequesta, raised $130,492 during the quarter and has $626,827 in cash on hand for his reelection bid in newly drawn District 17. FEC reports for two other District 17 candidates — Republican Joe Arnold and Democrat William Bronson — were not available this morning.

U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Boca Raton, snagged $119,662 for his reelection bid and has $560,498 on hand. A report for no-party rival Cesar Henao was not available.

U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Miramar, raised $96,345 in the quarter and has $521,148 in the bank. He faces a no-party challenge from anti-abortion activist Randall Terry, whose fundraising totals were not available.

18 Responses to “Congressional money roundup: West tops $10 million, Hasner out-raises Frankel and Jacobs”

  1. Questions for Hasner Says:

    Does he also think Social Security is SLAVERY?

  2. Questions for Hasner Says:

    Does he think there are 79-81 Commies in the House?

  3. Questions for Hasner Says:

    Does he support the Ryan Plan to end Medicare and turn it into Couponcare?

    (Of course he does)

  4. Questions for Hasner Says:

    Does he support tax cuts for the rich and the elimination of public education?

    (Of course he does)

  5. Questions for Hasner Says:

    Does he support going back to the days when insurance companies can drop your coverage or your child’s coverage if they get sick?

    (Of course he does)

  6. Tonya Says:

    Excellent for Both West & Hasner!!!!

  7. Constant Attacks on Success Says:

    Barack Obama has a problem with successful white men.

    He attacks their success.

    Beware parents, beware.

  8. Tired of It Says:

    West and Hasner will have my vote in November.

    Can’t stand the assaults in the media regarding these good men.

    There is a cancer of hate growing in Palm Beach County.

  9. Doesn't care what citizens think Says:

    Just remember the debt Lois Frankel left the City of WPB.

    Remember that Lois Frankel used public money without allowing the citizens to vote on the exhorbitant expenditures that will becoming DUE. Frankel lost the judgement that was brought.

    Frankel: be damn what citizens want, build it anyway. A lawsuit was filed and WON by the citizens, but it was TOO LATE, the building was done.

    That’s how Lois Frankel works. Nasty piece, isn’t she?

    It’s a balloon payment, scheduled to come due AFTER her run for the congressional seat.

    Imagine the expenditures in Washington, DC with Frankel.

  10. alex kittay Says:

    the only good candidate is LOIS FRANKEL

  11. Tea Party Hate Says:

    “There is a cancer of hate growing in Palm Beach County.”

    We know.

    That’s why we are voting for Patrick Murphy.

    To send a message to the Tea Party haters who openly want to destroy America from within, that their lies and corporate propaganda are no longer tolerated.



  13. floridagirl7 Says:

    WOW, Allen West raised over 10 million dollars. wonder how that happened?
    Could it be that a whole lot of people really like him.
    Answer to questions 1-5
    Don’t drink the kool-ade, get the truth.

  14. Tea Party Hate Says:

    “”"Could it be that a whole lot of people really like him.”"”


    Allen West isn’t even FROM Florida.

    He is a carpetbagger from Georgia. He has never lived in FL-18 and he has never served in FL-18 for a single minute. He knows NOTHING about the district.

    On top of that, check out his series of blatantly false comments that he has made over the last couple of years:

    “Currently we have some 40-45% of Americans who are not paying any taxes.” = MOSTLY FALSE

    “If you look at the application for a security clearance, I have a clearance that even the president of the United States cannot obtain because of my background.” = PANTS ON FIRE LIE

    “We had an amendment in the health care law that said the federal government is going to take over education.” = FALSE

    “China owns about 29 percent of (the U.S.) debt.” = FALSE

    “This is the first time in the history that we’ve had the raising of a debt limit also with spending cuts.” = FALSE

    “In the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, it was the Democrats who cut $500 billion from Medicare. And they also put in place the Independent Payment Advisory Board, 15 unelected bureaucrats, which will be making decisions about health care for our seniors and for all Americans.” = MOSTLY FALSE

    The EPA “wants to hire 230,000 new government regulators that will cost the taxpayer $21 billion.” = FALSE

    About 78 to 81 House Democrats “are members of the Communist Party. … It’s called the Congressional Progressive Caucus.” = PANTS ON FIRE LIE

    An “Obamacare slush fund” paid to spay and neuter dogs and cats, then counted it as an “anti-obesity campaign.” = FALSE

  15. PBPolitics Says:

    “8. Tired of It Says:
    July 16th, 2012 at 11:31 am
    West and Hasner will have my vote in November.”

    Someone better alert Rick Scott….potential voter fraud alert!

  16. floridagirl7 Says:

    Strength, truth, convictions = Allen West

    Vote Allen West

  17. West is a Moron! Says:

    The politician with the most money wins! Now, courtesy of the Supreme Court who gave us Citizens United, may the best money whore politician win. Popularity has nothing to do with it as it’s all about the money and huge sums of it are coming from OUT OF STATE. That proves only one thing, that the biggest whore wins as it has nothing to do with a politicians ability to serve the people. It’s ALL about the MONEY. What a way to choose a government. What a great country we live in! Oh, and Allen West = Blowhard, liar and questionable ethics, at least we know that the “chicken industry” owns West among others. How much of a campaign donation did West get from big chicken business? I’ll bet that money helped make West the biggest whore of all!

  18. Jason Weakley Says:

    Cesar Henao is the best candidate for District 21. Ted Deutch has got to go! No one cares more about restoring the economy and preserving the American Dream than Cesar Henao. Help us defeat Deutch in November!

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