MORRISTOWN, NJ – The campaign for Rik Mehta for U.S. Senate is fighting hard to stay afloat after revelations of financial misfortunes were made last month. The campaign which was over $325,000 in debt after raising just $38,000 from private donors lost a sizable portion of its campaign staff earlier this year. Unable to pay workers, pay down debt and raise money, the campaign is now looking for college interns to work for free.
Mehta loaned his campaign $300,000 from his own personal funds.
“The Rik Mehta for U.S. Senate campaign is looking for NJ based College interns ready to roll up their sleeves and gain real-world experience in the political process. Rik is a Republican fighting for our core values, bringing opportunity, innovation and economic growth for all back to NJ,” the campaign said in a post today.