Mayfield makes $150,000 loan to his campaign

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- Financial disclosures by the congressional campaign of 3rd District Republican candidate Scotty Mayfield show he loaned his campaign organization $150,000 this month.

According to the Chattanooga Times Free Press, the documents stated Mayfield will be able to increase the amount of the loan if needed as the races approach the Aug. 2 primary elections.

The newspaper reported it was the first significant loan in the district races.

With the $150,000 included, records show Mayfield reported available cash of just under $170,000. Incumbent U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann's filing showed a balance of nearly $400,000 and challenger Weston Wamp had more than $190,000 on hand.

Personal disclosures filed in May show Mayfield is the wealthiest candidate seeking the Republican nomination.


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