Big bucks — and a big donor — fuel Allen West’s bid for Texas GOP chair

Big bucks — and a big donor — fuel Allen West’s bid for Texas GOP chair

Former U.S. Rep. Allen West is vying to unseat Texas GOP Chairman James Dickey. For months, the race for Texas GOP chair has been in full swing, with incumbent James Dickey and his high-profile challenger, Allen West, appearing at a slew of at times feisty forums. But it was not until last week that the two had to disclose their campaign finances for the first time — and West’s report brought something of a bombshell: Not only did the former Florida congressman raise nearly half a million dollars — a large amount for such an election — but $250,000 […]

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