When Rep. Allen West runs for Congress, he really does run for Congress.
The Florida Republican will host “Run West,” a fundraiser for his 2012 campaign and his first in D.C. The fundraiser will start with a reception at the Capitol Hill Club at 5 p.m. Thursday. After that, the group will head out for a four-mile run down the National Mall. A few dozen people are expected to show up to the event.
Carolyn Machado, a fundraiser with West’s campaign, said the Representative likes to do physical activities as fundraisers, from running to scuba diving.
HOH particularly enjoyed the names for the contributors. Those who donate $2,500 were in the Ironman category, while $1,500 donations warranted the Marathoner label. Those who might be a little less enthusiastic got Jogger ($1,000) and Treadmill (a measly $500).
Machado said the names were “just things we thought up along the way.”
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.