With West seeking recount, Murphy hits up donors for ‘Victory Protection Fund’by George Bennett | November 8th, 2012
With U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Palm Beach Gardens, going to court to seek a recount in hopes of overturning Democrat Patrick Murphy ‘s apparent narrow victory, Murphy is sending a fundraising appeal to donors.
Says a Murphy e-mail: “When other campaigns have been faced with similiar situations, they have been burdened with legal bills and lengthy and expensive fights that could go on for weeks — months even. We need urgent resources for our Victory Protection Fund to make sure we can protect this victory. We would not be asking for more funds if it was not so urgent.”
Murphy raised about $4 million for the congressional District 18 race, but tells contributors in the e-mail that “We threw everything we had at winning in the last few days.”