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Palm Beach County congressional candidates’ war chests swell

by Dara Kam | July 9th, 2012

Democrat Patrick Murphy raised more than $500,000 this quarter for his campaign against incumbent U.S. Rep. Allen West in the new Palm Beach County-Treasure Coast District 18 race, one of the most-watched contests in the country.

Murphy, who’s collected more than $2.3 million so far, this quarter raked in the second-highest amount nationwide of Democratic congressional wannabes, according to his campaign.

Murphy along with former West Palm Beach mayor Lois Frankel, who brought in more than $400,000 this quarter in her U.S. House District 22 race, are among the country’s top Democratic challengers.

Frankel’s in a Democratic primary run-off against Broward County Commissioner Kristin Jacobs next month, and the winner will face off against former state representative Adam Hasner in November.

Hasner, a Boca Raton Republican, had a huge quarter as well. Hasner topped $558,000 this quarter, leaving him with more than $1 million in cash. And the Palm Beach County opponents are nearly matched with the $2.2 million each has raised so far, but Hasner doesn’t have a primary to contend with.

The official campaign finance documents for the quarter are due July 15.

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2 Responses to “Palm Beach County congressional candidates’ war chests swell”

  1. Clean the carpet Says:

    Murphy a former Miami Dade County resident who moved to his ‘new’ district and was a former republican and Daddy ‘employs’ him and funds him.

    We’re tired of carpetbaggers.

  2. ONE & DONE Says:

    “We’re tired of carpetbaggers.”


    Allen West is from GEORGIA.

    At least Murphy is FROM Florida!

    Look, this election is very simple.

    If you want to gut Medicare and Social Security while giving millionaires and billionaires a MASSIVE tax cut, vote Republican.

    If you support the idea of the United States of America taking care of its own citizens in hard times or in their senior years, and you want the wealthy to chip in just a little more of their inordinate wealth for the benefit of the entire country, vote Democratic.

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