- Associated Press - Thursday, April 24, 2014

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Mead Treadwell’s campaign brought in nearly $300,000 during the first quarter. But much of that was in the form of loan Treadwell made his campaign.

Filings with the Federal Election Commission show Treadwell lent his campaign $175,500 in March, just before the reporting period ended. He reported contributions of about $123,000.

The campaign reported total debts of about $234,000 and cash-on-hand of nearly $143,000 as of March 31.

Treadwell shook up his campaign last month, a decision his then-spokesman said would help free up the campaign’s finances.

Treadwell is vying for the GOP nomination to take on Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in November.

Among his GOP rivals, Dan Sullivan ended the quarter with about $2 million available. Joe Miller had nearly $300,000 on hand.