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February 13, 2016

Allen West’s PAC Reports Raising $861K


The PAC of former Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., reported it raised more than $860,000 during the second quarter of 2013, primarily from small contributions.

The Allen West Guardian Fund reported it raised $860,788 and spent $352,904 from April 1 to June 30, leaving $728,954 cash on hand as of June 30. The committee raised $648,022 from small contributions of $200 or less. The committee reported 952 itemized individual contributions totaling $212,766. However, the itemization did not include the occupation or employer for 613 donors, about 60 percent. Of the itemized contributions, $45,469 came from Florida, $32,833 came from Texas, and $30,253 came from California. There was one $5,000 contribution but it was refunded.

There did appear to be an unusual contribution pattern. There were more than 100 $1 contributions along with a second larger contribution (many for $100, $200 or $500) on the same day from the same person.

The committee spent $237,741 on direct mail and postage (American Direct was paid $129,756 and Southwest Publishing and Mailing was paid $75,946); $19,527 for website development and online solicitations/advertising; $4,899 for mail list rental from Capitol Hill Lists and Win Right Data; $15,435 paid to Machado & Co. for event planning; among other costs.

West served in Congress from 2011 to 2012. After redistricting in Florida, he switched from the 22nd District to the 18th District and lost the 2012 election to Democrat Patrick Murphy. West raised more than $19 million in his 2012 campaign. View his 2011-2012 financial profile.

To search detailed money-in-politics databases, visit Political MoneyLine.

  • 3monkeys

    Seriously? What kind of idiot would send money to this jerk?

  • El Puma

    I’m sorry, I couldn’t hear you over the sound of Hillary Clinton praying he runs big in 2016.

  • Gentil Aquitaine

    He’s not getting the large donors, not because they don’t like his politics (he’s a corporate shill like most Tea Party Republicans), but because he is an embarassment polically speaking. He’s out there in nut country with Michele Bachmann and Louie Gohmert. (Ted Cruz is in his neighborhood but not nearly as foolish as the Colonel.)

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