Charlie WIlson spent $581K of his own money for failed congressional campaign

Charlie WIlson spent $581K of his own money for failed congressional campaign

Staff report

Ex-U.S. Rep. Charlie Wilson spent $581,091.27 of his own money in a failed attempt to win the 6th Congressional District race.

That amount is 39.3 percent of the $1,477,302.20 Wilson, a Democrat from St. Clairsville, raised for his campaign.

Wilson had $9,145.99 in his campaign account as of Nov. 26, according to campaign finance information filed with the Federal Election Commission.

As of that same date, Wilson’s campaign owed $574,558.75 to the failed candidate. That includes $191,650 his campaign still owes him from the $250,000 he loaned it in 2006 from that first and successful run for the U.S. House.

After two terms in Congress, Wilson lost in 2010 to Republican Bill Johnson.

Read the full story Monday in The Vindicator and on Vindy.com.

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