Lowden still carrying debt from 2010 Senate campaign

WASHINGTON — Nevada lieutenant governor candidate Sue Lowden continues to carry the same debt from her 2010 U.S. Senate campaign as she awaits word from the Federal Election Commission on a proposed settlement plan.

Lowden’s Senate campaign neither raised nor spent any funds during the first three months of 2014 and continued to carry $632,141.56 in debts and obligations, according to an April 15 quarterly report filed with the secretary of the U.S. Senate.

Tom Letizia, her campaign manager, said Tuesday that the Senate campaign has remained dormant as they wait for the FEC to authorize the debt retirement plan that was filed several weeks ago.

“We’re waiting for approval on that,” Letizia said.

The first-quarter report lists 17 vendors that were not paid off since Lowden’s Senate Republican primary loss to Sharron Angle in 2010. The campaign report indicates that seven vendors have been paid off after negotiating a lower payment. That leaves $454,943 owed to 10 vendors, including $77,797 claimed by the consulting firm Vitale & Associates that is being litigated.

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