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Want to influence Allen West? Break out the Nikes



westruns.jpg Rep. Allen West, former Army colonel, is making special interests work for his attention.

The South Florida Republican has May 5 fundraiser that includes a 4 mile run around the National Mall. A $2,500 contribution confers Ironman status to a donor and comes with four tickets to a pre-run reception and four "runner tickets."

Wusses can make a $500 "treadmill" donation.

[Last modified: Friday, April 22, 2011 3:10pm]


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