Allen West's PAC Contributions Include Some Old Favorites: Bank of America and Halliburton

Rep. Allen West's campaign submitted its quarterly report to the Federal Election Commission at the end of the week, and he scored a few grand from the political action committees of a few companies that think it's a good idea to keep West in office, including Bailout Bank of America and Halliburton.

In a news release last week, West's camp announced that 99.9 percent of the $1.9 million in contributions to his campaign committee over the last quarter were from individual donors.

Depending on how you do your math, i.e, correctly, that's not exactly true.

The third-quarter FEC filing from West for Congress says $26,000 of the congressman's $1.9 million-plus haul came from PACs.

That would mean the individual donations to West's campaign actually accounted for around 98.7 percent of his total cash.

One-thousand of those bucks came from the Halliburton Co. PAC, the great war profiteer that hasn't seemed to be able to avoid controversy since it was discovered that former Vice President Dick Cheney was collecting some deferred compensation from the company while in office.

Another grand came from Bailout Bank of America, which received $45 billion in bailout coin from the federal government under TARP.

That's interesting, considering West called TARP a "failed economic polic[y]," which he still (falsely) believes was signed into law by President Obama.

West's PAC contributions also came in from Chevron, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Tyco International, Publix, and Mednax, among others.

According to FEC records, West's corporate sponsors in previous quarters have included Comcast, Exxon Mobil, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Aflac, AT&T, and Coca-Cola.

Other PACs previously contributing to West include "Friends of John Boehner" and Sarah Palin's "Sarah PAC."

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