Sunday, April 18, 2010

'Give Me that Damn Gavel!'

Now this is the kind of leadership we need in Congress (Via AoS).

Here's an awesome speech by West last year.

He's doing pretty well raising money.
Republican Allen West has emerged as one of the nation's top congressional money magnets after collecting a jaw-dropping $838,450 in the first quarter of 2010 for his challenge of U.S. Rep. Ron Klein, D-Boca Raton.

West has raised more than $2 million overall, much of it from national buzz generated by a viral YouTube video. But while West has reaped the benefits of 21st century media, his campaign has already spent $977,853 on the race, including at least $522,333 on a 20th century direct mail strategy that has drained some other candidates.

GOP firm Base Connect so far has directed about 1.3 million pieces of mail to prospective donors around the U.S. The mail effort has raised around $400,000 to date, West consultant Ed Brookover said. But Brookover is encouraged because he said that money has come in small increments from about 10,000 individuals -- giving West a large base of donors to whom he can return in coming months.

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