West (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)High profile political cat fights don't just make for unexpectedly lively C-SPAN coverage. They also raise big bucks.
Both parties wasted little time in squeezing a few greenbacks out of the very public argument between Florida Republican Rep. Allen West and his home-state Democratic colleague Debbie Wasserman Shultz this week.
West's team struck first with a note to supporters that showcased the e-mail he sent to Wasserman Shultz that called her "the most vile, unprofessional and despicable member of the U.S. House of Representatives." West, who carbon copied House leaders from both parties on the email, was responding to comments Wasserman Shultz made on the House floor assailing West (though not by name) for his support of the Republican plan to overhaul Medicare.Read More »from There’s gold in them there political spats