Campaign cash reports released for Haley, Loftis and Ard

Treasurer Curtis Loftis / FILE

COLUMBIA (WACH, AP) -- Campaign cash reports have been released for Governor Nikki Haley, Lt. Gov. Ken Ard and State Treasurer Curtis Loftis.

Haley's re-election campaign reports it raised $200,000 in cash in the third quarter.

Haley's fundraising report filed Monday night shows her progress for an as-yet unannounced re-election bid.

The Republican governor's report shows nearly $24,000 in non-cash donations that include things like travel.

Haley took in more than $25,000 from Michigan, nearly $37,000 from Texas and more than $83,000 from South Carolina.

The campaign spent heavily. The campaign reported more than $48,000 used for events, fundraising and travel. That total also includes in-kind gifts of things like air travel.

The campaign paid its fundraising consultant more than $16,000.

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The governor also had a $13,000 tab for printing and postage and a more than $3,600 tab for meetings at the Kiawah Island Club.

South Carolina Lt. Gov. Ken Ard missed a deadline to file his state campaign finance report.

Ard won't face a state penalty for missing Monday's deadline unless his report is more than five days late.

In July, Ard paid the second largest ethics fine in state history after a State Ethics Commission investigation into his use of campaign money for clothes, a flat-screen television and leisure travel.

A phone number listed on Ard's July campaign disclosure report was not accepting calls Tuesday.

That investigation is being reviewed by the State Grand Jury to see whether Ard will face indictment.

Most of Ard's ethics violations would be misdemeanors with fines of up to $5,000 each and a year in prison if convicted.

State Treasurer Curtis Loftis is carrying a $684,000 debt from his 2010 campaign and is spending more money than donors are giving him.

Loftis filed a campaign finance report Monday for the quarter that ended in September. It shows the debt Loftis created with a campaign that relied heavily on borrowing.

The report also shows he raised $10,000 during the quarter and spent more than $13,000.

Loftis campaign consultant Chris Drummond was paid $9,000 during the quarter.

Loftis spent $1,000 of his funds for a deposit at The Mills House in Charleston. Last month, Loftis asked people to a reception there for White House hopeful Gov. Mitt Romney. Loftis is the former Massachusetts governor's state chairman.

Loftis and Drummond did not immediately respond to interview requests.