GOP Senate Candidate Has Ad Firm Fuming Over $20K Unpaid Bill

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A Republican Senate candidate in South Dakota has managed to rack up an impressive $20,000 debt to an advertising firm despite posting strong fundraising numbers in the fourth quarter of 2013.

The unpaid tab by the candidate, Annette Bosworth, has Florida advertising firm SSC threatening to sue.

“I’ve never had a Republican or any other political person do something like this,” SSC founder Douglas Brown told The Argus Leader of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Brown went on to say that the “conservative brand” is “known for paying our bills and being fiscally responsible. And it’s unfortunate that we have not been paid.”

This is despite a good fundraising haul in the last quarter. Bosworth reported raising $315,000 in the final quarter of 2013. But she also reported $255,030 debt and $249,645 cash on hand.

TPM readers might recall that Bosworth is the Senate candidate who received scrutiny for running a sketchy charitable auction that was supposed to support the troops. Bosworth also posted a video in which she said that schools should teach religion and gun safety.

(Photo credit: Annette Bosworth for Senate)

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