Democratic Congressman Ron Klein, in a feisty battle with Republican challenger Allen West, has not yet released any internal poll results. A Klein poll briefing that made its way to our inbox today states that his consultant, 4CPartners, planned to hold a conference call at 2:30 p.m. today with PACS, Klein and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
The notice states that the event is a "political update and poll briefing with Congressman Klein's pollster with the PAC community on the state of the race in FL-22."
The notice was accompanied by a one-page Klein campaign document outlining why the race is competitive including that CQ Politics had moved it from the "safe Democratic" to "likely Democratic" category. The document also cites the big bucks raised on both sides: West has raised $3.5 million and has $2.1 million cash on hand while Klein has $2.9 million cash on hand. The document omits that Klein is ahead due to carrying over cash from a previous race.
We asked campaign spokeswoman Sarah Rothschild if the poll results would be released to the media. She wrote:
"Congressman Klein hosted a briefing today to provide an update on the state of his race and public polling on the political environment. His campaign has not conducted any new or recent polling."