Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) pulled in $1.75 million in campaign contributions in the last three months of 2011, his campaign announced Monday, giving him a war chest of more than $2.7 million heading into the new year.

West has raised almost $6 million for his reelection so far, an impressive haul for a House race even in an expensive state like Florida. West places at the top of House incumbents raising money for their reelections, even dwarfing many Senate races.


His $53 average donation also signals a healthy amount of grassroots support for the controversial first-term Republican. But his high burn rate — he spent more than $800,000 during the quarter — suggests West has had to expend substantial resources to pull off his big-dollar hauls.

West's two main Democratic challengers, Patrick Murphy and Lois FrankelLois Jane FrankelBloomberg builds momentum on Capitol Hill with new endorsements Pelosi trashes Trump address: 'He shredded the truth, so I shredded his speech' Democratic congresswomen wear white to Trump's address in honor of suffrage movement MORE, have raised respectable sums, but both have been dwarfed by West. Murphy and Frankel each took in about $300,000 between October and December.

The district in which West will seek reelection is still up in the air due to congressional redistricting in Florida.