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.”
Rep. Christopher H. Smith, R-N.J., left, David Goldman, center, and Arvind Chawdra right, attend a news conference in the Rayburn House Office Building on international child abduction. Goldman and Chawdra are fathers whose children were abducted by their mothers and taken abroad.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.