Congressional money roundup: West tops $10 million, Hasner out-raises Frankel and Jacobsby George Bennett | July 16th, 2012
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.