KAKE | Wichita, Kansas | News, Weather, & Sports

Lt. Governor's $500,000 loan to Brownback not unusual

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Stay up-to-date with KAKE News:

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — While a $500,000 loan from Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer to the re-election campaign of Republican Gov. Sam Brownback raised a few eyebrows, analysts say the gift is part of a growing campaign practice.

Colyer made the contribution to Brownback's campaign on Dec. 31, the last day of the recent reporting period. The money pushed Brownback's total for the preceding 12 months to more than $1.6 million. Before the loan, the campaign had raised funds roughly equal to that raised by presumed Democratic nominee Paul Davis.

The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/1mkR7JG ) that the practice of private loans has been growing in recent years in U.S. politics.

Analysts say the contributions are legal and a sign that Brownback intends to show Democrats and donors that he's not taking the race lightly.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KAKE TV 1500 N. West Street Wichita, KS 67203-1323 (316) 943-4221
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 241158711 - kake.com/a?a=241158711