U.S. Senate candidate Rick Weiland and his wife Stacy loaned Weiland’s campaign $100,000 to help it get started, the campaign said Thursday evening.
Earlier in the day, Weiland held an announcement in which he said he raised $105,000 and had around $100,000 cash on hand. He didn’t mention the loan at the time, but the campaign emailed reporters about it in the evening. An aide said Weiland forgot about the loan when the subject came up from reporter questions.
The loan is in addition to the $105,000 in contributions, and means Weiland has around $195,000 in the bank.
It was made on June 20.
Candidates are allowed to loan themselves money, and can repay those loans from campaign contributions.