WILKES-BARRE – U.S. Rep. Don Sherwood loaned $200,000 to his own re-election bid, recent campaign finance reports show...As of Oct. 18, Chris Carney had $225,942 in campaign cash, while Sherwood had $275,471, including the $200,000 lent to his own campaign on Oct. 18, the cut-off date for recent FEC filings. Without the loan, Sherwood’s campaign would have had only about $75,000 on hand.
Sherwood spent around $400,000 in the primary against an opponent nobody had ever heard of and only got 56% of the vote. His contributions are drying up forcing him to dig into his own pockets and bring Bush in to raise money for him. The latest polls show only 58% of Repuplicans plan to vote for him and he's trailing Carney by 9% overall in a district that went 60%-40% for Bush in 2004. I think he should save his money for his well deserved upcoming retirement.
Carney campaign spokeswoman Kyra Jennings said: “The average annual income in the 10th District is about $36,000, It shows how out of touch Sherwood is with the working families of this district that he has this much of his own money to put into his campaign.”
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