Washington — Republican Mark Greenberg loaned his campaign another $592,500 during the summer, making his personal investment in his effort to unseat Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, more than $1.1 million, according to the latest filings with the Federal Elections Commission.

The filings show that Greenberg has raised about $300,000 from individuals and political action committees for his campaign. He also gave his campaign about $70,000 — apart from his substantial loans.

Even as he lent his campaign more money, Greenberg used  $280,000 in campaign cash to repay some of those loans, the filings show.

Meanwhile, Esty has raised more than $2.5 million to defend her seat, all from individuals and PACs.

Elected to the House of Representatives in 2012, Esty raised nearly $580,000 in the last quarter., which ended on Sept. 30. Her campaign ended the reporting period with  $923,000 in cash-on-hand and $303,000 in financial obligations.

Greenberg’s campaign reported about $118,000 in cash-on-hand on Sept. 30 and about $122,000 in obligations accrued in the quarter, besides the personal loans to his campaign.

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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