North Carolina: Smelling a Challenge, McHenry Digs Deep

Posted July 22, 2008 at 6:32pm

Rep. Patrick McHenry (R) pre-empted an embarrassing cash-on-hand tie with his unknown general election opponent late last month, loaning his campaign $175,000 on June 30, the last day of the quarter.

McHenry, who has raised just over $1.2 million so far this cycle, finished June with about $411,000 in the bank after the loan. His opponent, political newcomer Daniel Johnson, a Navy veteran, double amputee and former staffer for ex-Sen. Max Cleland (D-Ga.), hauled in about $342,000 through June 30.

Johnson had about $220,000 in bank.