House candidate Zinke's debt now up to $83,000

2014-07-16T06:51:00Z 2014-08-10T20:19:42Z House candidate Zinke's debt now up to $83,000Gazette State Bureau The Billings Gazette
July 16, 2014 6:51 am  • 

HELENA — House candidate Ryan Zinke’s total campaign debt is now at about $83,300 under an amended Federal Election Commission report, up $26,000 from the $57,300 debt reported earlier this week.

Campaign spokeswoman Shelby DeMars said Zinke personally had paid some travel-related bills that the campaign accountant had overlooked, which resulted in the amended debt number for the period ending June 30.

Of the $83,300 in debt owed by the campaign, $68,000 is owed to Zinke. He made a $42,000 personal loan to his campaign during the primary campaign and then personally paid $26,000 in travel bills.

His Democratic opponent, John Lewis, reported no debts.

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