Dave Rice 7:21 a.m., May 21
Maienschein Loans Campaign $60,000
Brian Maienschein's campaign for state assembly is sitting on some serious cash. According to campaign finance reports, Maienschein has an ending balance of $166,218. That's nearly nine times the amount that his closest opponent (Dustin Steiner) has raised.
When it comes to total contributions between the two candidates for the 77th District, Maienschein has $141,855 compared to Steiner's contributions of $37,719.
And yet, despite the disparity in contributions, Maienschein decided to loan his campaign a total of $60,000 since the end of last year. Campaign finance records show Maienschein loaned his campaign $50,000 on December 24 and another $10,000 on March 13. Since receiving the loan, the former city-council member has only paid $10,000 back, leaving him with a debt of $54,625 to be paid off by the end of the year.