Linda McMahon, a Republican candidate for retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman’s seat, poured another $600,000 of her own money into her campaign this week, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission.

McMahon, who aired the first television commercial in the Senate race this week, had loaned her campaign nearly $4 million as of March 31.

So the tally so far for out-of-pocket financing of her campaign is nearing $5 million — and could be more.

Federal candidates in Connecticut must file pre-convention reports with the FEC that detail their fundraising and spending in the first few weeks of April. The reports will be available to the public in the next few days.

McMahon’s campaign declined to say if the candidate loaned her campaign any additional money during that time.

McMahon loaned her campaign nearly $50 million two years ago in a failed bid against Richard Blumenthal for a Senate seat.

Now McMahon and former 4th Congressional District Rep. Chris Shays are vying for support from delegates to the Connecticut Republican convention May 18.

Ana has written about politics and policy in Washington, D.C.. for Gannett, Thompson Reuters and UPI. She was a special correspondent for the Miami Herald, and a regular contributor to The New York TImes, Advertising Age and several other publications. She has also worked in broadcast journalism, for CNN and several local NPR stations. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Journalism.

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