Kristin Jacobs’ Fund Raising Lags



Broward County Commissioner Kristin Jacobs’ fund raising for her congressional campaign has been simply underwhelming.


Jacobs says in an e-mail to supporters that “we raised over $200,000 in only six weeks!” She will be filing her report this weekend.

Excuse me if I’m not excited.

True she got in the race late. Her Democratic opponent Lois Frankel has been running for more than a year.

The early bird has already gotten the worm in this case.

Frankel raised more than $400,000 in the first three months of the year. A former state House member and West Palm Beach mayor, she raised over $300,000 in four quarters in a row for a total of $1.8 million.

Even former state Rep. Adam Hasner, the Republican candidate, raised $335,000.

That places Jacobs dead last.

Money isn’t everything, but it is very important in a congressional race, where broadcast advertising can eat into campaign budgets fast. Will Jacobs be able to compete with the formidable Frankel?

Jacobs has a lot of catching up to do and only a little time to do it.


Jacobs’ e-mail to contributors:

Just wanted to update you on our success. We’re on a roll! I’ll be filing my first quarter fundraising report this weekend and we raised over $200,000 in only six weeks!

I decided to run for Congress because we need more elected officials who will work together to address the important issues we face like creating and protecting jobs, ensuring workers receive fair wages, strengthening Medicare and Social Security and preserving our environment.

Thank you for your continued support and words of encouragement – it reminds me at the end of a long day, that I’m doing the right thing and I have the backing I need to win the primary in August.

We have a real grassroots movement building – of the over 400 contributions I received last month, 40% were contributions of $100 or less.

We have local support – 82% of the contributions my campaign received were from South Floridian donors.

We have the will to win – I wake up every morning eager to hear from you. Everyone I speak to at a community event or person I bump into at the grocery store tells me they want a consensus-builder in Washington, not more of the same divisive political leaders. It’s time we had someone representing our interests in Washington.

Please continue to spread the word about my campaign. There are over 600,000 people in our district and we want to reach out to everyone! Stay in touch and let me know what’s going on in your neighborhood. I would love to hear from you.





8 Responses to “Kristin Jacobs’ Fund Raising Lags”

  1. City Activist Robert Walsh says:

    Did you hear the real story here money bags(Jacobs) ‘Lois Frankel has been running for this seat for over a year”. I know whatever you want. Mrs.Frankel look at her travel log she is in DC mor e than Obama, on OUR dime. Let the EPA pay for all your travel. Get her Lois Frankel. Raise all the money you want Comm.Jacobs, you will need it. Century Village will not carry you to Washington,trust me. I mean come on,Mrs.Frankel ha s been running for over a year. Real question where was she then? (Jacobs). Will see.

  2. Just Sayin' says:

    Surprised to see Jacobs fall flat on her face this soon into the race. She has spent the last two months twisting the arms of every lobbyist in Broward to bundle big bucks for her soon to be failed run for Congress. If Jacobs doesn’t start collecting big bucks soon, I’m not sure she even bothers to make it to the starting line. She may decide to pull the plug on this vain ego trip before ballot qualifying closes if her money problems continue at this weak pace.

  3. Ed Foley says:

    County wide buddies can’t overcome Jacob’s lackluster local reputation. Personally callous, vindicative and politically shallow, she has too much baggage in Pompano to generate much support. She’s queen frog of a particularly smelly pond.

  4. Notocorruption says:

    None of the people running for this particular U.S. House of Representative seat are particularly interesting or they are politically suspect. Anyone elected to, or connected with, the Broward County Commission, their lobbyist armies, sullied reputations or their ethically challenged legal ties sickens most constitutents. And they wonder why nobody turns out to vote.

  5. Ego Maniac says:

    Jacobs can’t win the only reason she got in was to stroke her own ego. What is wrong with this women, why can’t she do the job the people voted her into without trying to figure out how to use it as a stepping stone. She is nothing more than a political opportunist!

  6. sidelines says:

    she is term limited come nov 2014 and after 12+years at the $90+k a year county trough deluded herself that she can jump to wash dc and skip a few rungs on the political ladder.
    nothing personal but the pack will run roughshod over her esp if they are attorneys
    better get a Plan B in place as its unlikely she can motivate voters to get ‘er done

  7. too funny says:

    Kristin will become a member of congress when whales grow feathers.

  8. Commentator says:

    Knowing something about the candidates. Frankle comes off the most liberal, however I cannot find a position where Jacobs and Frankel differs much. Frankel is more knowledgeable, experienced, and prepared. Plus she has the money, organization, and is better liked.

    Jacobs has Jacobs and a lot of pressure on Broward lobbyist (not a good thing for the public to see).

    However, the biggest problem with Jacobs is her personality, i.e., ego. She can really rubbed people the wrong way.

    Someday Jacobs needs to learn how to express herself without putting down and dominating everyone else at the same time. She virtually does this every time she speaks at a meeting.

    Hasner is a Moderate trying to be a Conservative. If he is smart, he will move to the center after the primary to capture the independents. But that will alienate his conservatives that already don’t trust him.

    Prediction: Frankel wins. Jacob and Hasner look for something else to run for.