Greenberg loans more money to campaign; Esty has $1 million-plus

Washington – Republican businessman Mark Greenberg, who is running against Rep. Elizabeth Esty for the 5th District congressional seat, continues to self-finance his campaign, loaning it $305,000 in the last three months, Federal Election Commission records show.

Esty, meanwhile, ended the reporting period with $1.4 million in cash on hand.

Greenberg’s out-of-pocket loans to his campaign total $556,400 or about 65 percent of the money he’s raised in his latest bid for a seat in Congress.

Individuals supporting his campaign included Linda McMahon, former co-owner of the World Wrestling Federation and a failed candidate for both the governor’s office and a Senate seat, who gave $2,600; and her husband Vincent McMahon, who also donated $2,600.

The Connecticut Republican Party also contributed $5,000 to Greenberg’s campaign.

Greenberg ended the three-month reporting period with $236,768 in cash on hand on June 30.

The Esty campaign raised $391,457  since the last FEC report her campaign filed in April,  about a third of that money from political action committees. Many of those PACs represented unions, but she also received donations from Lockheed Martin’s PAC and another PAC sponsored by a former employer, Washington -based law and lobbying firm Sidley Austin LLC.

Other notable donors to Esty’s campaign included Cynthia Blumenthal, Sen. Richard Blumenthal’s wife, who gave $1,000; and Nancy DiNardo, chairwoman of the Connecticut Democratic Party, who also donated $1,000.

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