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February 6, 2016

Former Congresswoman Loans $500,000 to Her Comeback Campaign

Nan Hayworth is attempting to come back to Congress this November. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Former Rep. Nan Hayworth, R-N.Y., has injected hundreds of thousands of dollars into her campaign to defeat freshman Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y.

In addition to raising $256,000, Hayworth loaned her campaign $500,000. The combined haul is three-quarters of a million dollars, according to a campaign spokesman.

When factoring in her loan, her campaign haul exceeded the $550,000 that Maloney raised in the second quarter. She still lags in cash on hand; Maloney’s camp said he had $1.75 million at the end of the quarter, while Hayworth will report $1.07 million in the bank.

Both candidates had campaign fundraising jumps since they filed their June 4 pre-primary finance reports.

Hayworth is one of several Republican candidates this cycle who have the capacity to self-fund their efforts.

New York’s 18th District is rated a Safe Democratic contest by the Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.

  • 1kygent2

    How can it be labeled a “safe” Dem district when Romney carried it? Do a poll.

  • papacito9999

    Obama actually carried this district narrowly (51-47) but still probably should be likely or leans instead of safe given Hayworth’s capacity to self-fund

  • Nobama

    He (Rothenberg) has got it listed safe because the GOP candidate really doesn’t fit the district. She’ll have to put in a hell of a lot more of her own money and it probably still won’t make a difference.
    Jesus, where’s Sue Kelly when you need her?

  • Debby

    Yes, let’s never underestimate the ability to buy a seat in Congress these days. As to where Sue Kelly is, we got rid of her. Oh, thought we did that to Nan. Yes, let’s never underestimate buying your way in where you’re not wanted . . .

  • Jack Reacher

    The Virginia Bill of Rights’ text that “all men are by nature equally free and independent”, has been largely replaced with a simplified expression of “free and equal” that conveys the idea of equal treatment before the law.

  • Water Dude

    Since our primitive collective instincts were entrenched in our ancestors many years ago, they tend to be unsuited for today’s civilization.

  • Poindexter718

    Dr. Hayworth has been making a big deal of Rep Maloney’s fundraising prowess, which is freaking hilarious considering how much special interest cash from medical and insurance industries was spent on her behalf when she won in 2010. I guess if your donors decide not to reinvest, you are forced to run against the very notion of political donations–hypocrisy be damned.

  • Scott Towellz

    Much of what unfree countries have today is the result of technologies, ideas, and customs learned, transferred, or stolen from free nations.

  • Mercyneal

    Go, Nan! Proud to have voted for her in the Independent primary in June- where she beat Maloney, whose heart really isn’t in it this time.

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