Mass. Sen. hopeful Pagliuca spending $5.4M on bid

AP News
Posted: Nov 25, 2009 5:04 PM

Massachusetts Democratic Senate hopeful Stephen Pagliuca has spent $5.4 million of his own money in his bid for the seat once held by the late Edward Kennedy.

The multimillionaire and Boston Celtics co-owner used his personal fortune to buy a slew of television and Internet ads. He's raised another $560,000 in contributions.

The total reflects what Pagliuca loaned his campaign as of Nov. 18. The primaries are Dec. 8.

A campaign spokesman said the tight election schedule left little time for fundraising.

Republican Jack E. Robinson has also tapped his personal wealth, loaning himself $473,253.

Democrats Martha Coakley, Michael Capuano and Alan Khazei and Republican Scott Brown haven't loaned their campaigns money.