Can the campaign reimburse the candidate when s/he uses personal funds for campaign-related purchases?

If a candidate makes documented out-of-pocket campaign expenditures on behalf of his or her campaign expecting repayment (not intending to make an in-kind contribution), the campaign committee must repay the candidate within 21 days of the expenditure or the candidate will be deemed to have made a loan to his or her campaign committee which is limited to $6,000 per election. Undocumented out-of-pocket campaign expenditures by the candidate are in-kind contributions not eligible for repayment.

See the brochure titled Campaign Loans & Loan Agreements for further information regarding candidate loans.

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