Washington – Mark Greenberg, a Republican businessman from Litchfield who is running against Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, has loaned his campaign another $350,000, bringing his total personal investment in his effort to win a seat in Congress to about $1.5 million.
Pre-election reports filed at the Federal Elections Commission show Greenberg has spent about $1.4 million in his race against Esty, raising all but about $300,000 of the $1.8 million he has raised from his own pocket.
Recent donors include Greenwich businessman Tom Foley, the GOP candidate for governor, who donated $1,000, and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, who also donated $1,000.
Yet Esty outraised and outspent Greenberg. Her campaign raised $2.7 million and has spent $2.3 million, the latest FEC filings show. The Esty-Greenberg matchup is considered the most competitive congressional race in Connecticut.