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Indicted GOP Congressman Loans His Campaign $500K

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Embattled Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) loaned his own campaign half a million dollars last month as fundraising for his re-election effort nosedived amidst federal insider trading charges against him.

Collins, who is facing 10 criminal counts including securities fraud and wire fraud, raised just over $9,000 in the second quarter of the year, a paltry sum, but more than the $5,000 he brought in from January through March.

Collins’ top donors in the second quarter included the political arm of the Tuesday Group, a coalition of moderate Republican House members that reaffirmed its support for Collins earlier this year in spite of the criminal case against him. Collins also brought in $1,000 from the Humane Society, which gave him an award in April.

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