Allen West Campaign Outraises Almost Every Other House Member; Money Coming From Everywhere
By Rich Abdill
February 2, 2012
Say what you will about Allen West as a legislator; as a fundraiser, there’s no doubting that he’s very, very good. Finance documents submitted to the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday complete a picture of 2011 fundraising that reveals he’s raised about $5.8 million so far in the election cycle. That’s more than any member of the U.S. House of Representatives other than Speaker John Boehner, according to data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics.
West has received at least $1,631 from every state in the republic. While he raised just over $1 million in Florida, he raked in more than a quarter million dollars in itemized donations from Texas and $213,000 from California. Below, you’ll find a map of all of his donations; if it doesn’t work properly in your browser or you’d like to see a bigger version, click here.
Rep. West Declares ‘Days Of Conservatives Being Punching Bags – That’s Over’
February 1, 2012
On the Sean Hannity radio show today, Rep. Allen West said that “the days of conservatives being punching bags-that’s over.”
“As I shared with you last night and I will continue to say, the days of conservatives being punching bags-that’s over, Rep. West (R-) said. “And we have to stand up-we have to stand up on principle.”
“We have to identify this message and this ideology which is counter to the principles and values of this Constitutional republic.”
Hannity and West were discussing the recent comments made by the congressman in which he told Democratic leaders to take their message “the hell out of the U.S.” West believes the uproar in the media surrounding these comments is an example of the “duplicitous hypocrisy” and the “double standard” from those on the left.
“We got to draw that contrast and we have to be bold and daring in doing so that we can inspire people to stand up and also get people to answer questions-what do they believe in?”
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