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Dewhurst Loaned Extra $6 Million to U.S. Senate Bid

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst recently loaned an extra $6 million of his own money in his bid for the U.S. Senate, the campaign revealed late Friday.

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst talks about education funding in the final days of the legislative session on May 17, 2011.

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst recently invested an extra $6 million of his own money in his bid for the U.S. Senate, his campaign revealed late Friday.

The loan from his personal fortune was in addition to more than $500,000 in individual donations the campaign received between April 1 and May 9, according to the campaign. Dewhurst has raised more than $6 million in individual contributions since launching his Senate bid last year.

Dewhurst had previously loaned his campaign $2 million. The investments from his own personal funds have helped Dewhurst keep television ads in heavy rotation across the state.

Campaign finance reports were due this week to the Federal Election Commission. Reports from U.S. Senate candidates often take several days to post online. 

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