Green has $581K cash stash for 7th Congressional District campaign

State Sen. Mark Green has raised $421,954 in donations to his campaign for the Republican nomination to the 7th Congressional District seat and loaned the campaign $300,000, according to a report filed with the Federal Election Commission.

At this point, Green has no primary opposition. Songwriter Lee Thomas Miller, who announced as a candidate but later withdrew, reported refunding about $160,000 in contributions to the donors.

Green’s spending total as of Dec. 31 was $140,673. His campaign cash-on-hand balance was reported as $581,280.

On the Democratic side, Justin Kanew, a film writer and producer, has now reported raising $156,898 since launching his campaign in June while spending $59,904. He had a balance of $104,393.

Democrat Matt Reel, who announce as a candidate more recently and is still on active duty with Army special forces, reported in his first disclosure campaign collections of $34,150, including a $20,000 loan. He spent just $728, leaving a balance of $33,421 as of Dec. 31.

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