Allen West Is Still Raising More Money Than Anyone Else In The House

Oct 18, 2012

U.S. Rep. Allen West, who is famous for his confrontational Tea Party politics, has been dominating this year in terms of fundraising.

He is not only out raising his opponent, Patrick Murphy, by leaps and bounds-- but he is raising more money than anyone else running for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The Washington Post recently profiled Romney's biggest company donor, which is a Philadelphia-based orthopedic clinic. They also included some of the big money raisers in the country right now. At the top of that list happens to West.

According to the Post,

Rep. Allen B. West (R-Fla.), a favorite of tea party members, raised $4.9 million, more than any other House candidate, including $2.4 million from donors giving less than $200. West also has benefited from spending by the Treasure Coast Jobs Coalition, funded by a $1 million donation from Richard Roberts, a New Jersey pharmaceutical executive.

Just like West's last race in 2010, his re-election this year is considered the race to watch.  Murphy raised $1 million in the third quarter this year and has raised a total of over $3.3 million during this election cycle.