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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 1:55 am

US House hopeful lends campaign $50,000

Brian Francisco | The Journal Gazette

Pam Galloway has largely self-funded the start of her 3rd District congressional campaign, according to her second-quarter campaign finance report.

Galloway, a former Wisconsin state senator and retired physician who lives in Warsaw, has raised $51,424 in her bid to succeed GOP Rep. Marlin Stutzman in the U.S. House -- $50,000 of it in the form of two $25,000 loans she made to her campaign, and the remainder in contributions from other people.

Her report, filed with the Federal Election Commission, shows she has spent nearly $20,200 with Brand Innovation Group of Fort Wayne for campaign materials and digital adverstising. She had about $25,700 in cash on hand at the end of the quarter.

Galloway is among five announced candidates for the northeast Indiana congressional seat held since late 2010 by Stutzman, who is running the U.S. Senate in 2016. 

As of early Monday afternoon, the FEC had not posted to its website the latest campaign finance reports for her rivals in the Republican primary election -- state Sens. Jim Banks of Columbia City and Liz Brown of Fort Wayne and manufacturing supervisor Scott Wise of Columbia City.

Neither Wise nor Fort Wayne resident Tommy Schrader, the lone announced Democratic candidate, had filed statements of candidacy or campaign committee organization as of Monday.

Galloway was the first candidate in the race, announcing her campaign May 12.