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1:40 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

GOP Senate Candidate Lends His Campaign $500,000

Credit Allen Weh (R) U.S. Senate candidate

  New finance reports show that Republican Allen Weh has lent his Senate campaign more than a half million dollars in the past three months while outpacing the fundraising of Democratic incumbent Tom Udall.

But Udall holds an overall financial advantage with cash-on-hand of $3.4 million at the end of last month. Weh had a campaign account balance of nearly $628,000.

Weh raised $905,000 from April through June, with $555,000 coming from personal loans.

Udall reported total receipts of $890,000 during the past quarter.

Weh won the GOP nomination in a two-way race in the June primary election. Udall had no primary opponent.

Weh is a retired Marine colonel who owns a charter aircraft and leasing company in Albuquerque.

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