Jim Gilmore in late 2015 loaned more than $80,000 of his personal wealth to his ultra-long-shot presidential race, including $32,000 on the last day of the year.  Throughout 2015, his campaign dipped into his personal funds for $124,075 in loans according to FEC filings.

Candidates seeding their campaign through personal loans is not rare, but putting $80,000 of his own money into a campaign that doesn't even register in many polls (and while he doesn't even make the junior varsity debate most of the time) so late in the game is eye-catching.


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