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. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.