May 08, 2012 at 11:05 am
The Allen West national fundraising machine got a new arm Monday, when the South Florida congressman filed forms with the FEC to form a joint fundraising committee with Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA).
The alliance brings together two of Congress’ most provocative members. Like West, Broun is a Tea Party member with a penchant for making headline-grabbing remarks.
According to the Broward-Palm Beach New Times. the “Broun-West Committee” was listed on a revised statement of candidacy from West. The paperwork allows the Georgia-based committee to collect funds on West’s behalf.
West was among the national leaders in the fundraising pack for the first quarter of 2012, collecting more than $1.8 million. The vast majority of West’s fundraising support comes from outside of Florida.
West is currently a joint fundraising representative on committees based in Arizona, North Carolina, and Virginia.