I take no pleasure in reporting this, but it’s the reality. Right now, a far right wingnut is doing the best job of fundraising, and even grassroots fundraising (note the reference to individual contributors, which was a point of pride for Democrats in 2008). So the question is, what are we going to do about it? Check in at http://www.ronkleinforcongress.com/ to see how you can help.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 09th, 2010
Republican Congressional Candidate Allen West (FL-22) has Record Fundraising Quarter
(Deerfield Beach, FL) Republican 22nd Congressional Candidate Allen West raised over $1.4 million during the 2nd Quarter (April-June), blowing past his previous fundraising record of $860,000. To date, LTC(R) West has raised nearly $3.5 million from over 40,000 individual contributions.
“The strength of our campaign is that over the course of this election cycle almost 96% of our donations have come from individual contributions,” said Allen West. “This campaign will demonstrate that the American people, led by the good folks here in South Florida, can elevate someone into the United States House of Representatives.”
To date, the average contribution to LTC(R) West’s campaign sits at about $85.00 per donation, bringing his cash on hand available to nearly $2.2 million.
“These fundraising numbers show that South Floridians and all Americans are fed up with business as usual in Washington,” said Allen West’s Campaign Manager, Josh Grodin. “In particular, our district has a Congressman who has voted with Nancy Pelosi 98% of the time. Citizens are tired of politicians like Ron Klein, and are looking for leaders like Allen West.”
For more information or to schedule interviews with Allen West, please contact Valentina Weis at (561) 603-8188 or vweis@AllenWestforCongress.com.