Andy Barr challenger says he has loaned campaign $50,000

syoungman@herald-leader.comApril 1, 2014 

Local political gadfly Geoff Young, a long-shot candidate running to win the Democratic nomination to take on U.S. Rep. Andy Barr in November, said Tuesday that he has loaned his campaign $50,000.

Young, who was ejected from the state's Green Party last year for his aggressive tactics, said in a press release that he wrote that he made the loan to his campaign on Monday, the last day of the first fundraising quarter of 2014.

Young said he will reveal how much cash-on-hand he has when the FEC reports are made available.

Elisabeth Jensen, the favorite to win the Democratic nomination in the May 20 primary, raised about $325,000 in 2013, including $100,000 raised in the fourth quarter and a $100,000 personal loan she made to her campaign.

At the end of the year, Jensen had about $245,000 in cash.

Barr continues to enjoy an immense fundraising advantage after raising about $1.35 million in 2013.

Barr raised $275,000 in the last quarter of 2013 and started the year with about $900,000 in cash.

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