Former independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin reportedly still owes $670,000 for his unsuccessful 2016 campaign.
According to a report by The Salt Lake Tribune, McMullin owes the funds to a law firm and vendors who helped him with his last-minute effort to stop then-Republican nominee Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump announces new social media network called 'TRUTH Social' Virginia State Police investigating death threat against McAuliffe Meadows hires former deputy AG to represent him in Jan. 6 probe: report MORE from securing the presidency.
The newspaper reported that McMullin's latest Federal Election Commission filing shows the campaign owes the money to six companies, including law firm Hopping, Green & Sams, which is owed over $500,000.
It is not unusual for candidates who fail to win the White House to finish the race with a sizable debt.
Joel Searby, McMullin's campaign manager, told the Tribune that McMullin's team is "working hard" to "retire as much debt as possible."
"Responding to a unique moment, we ran a campaign on a short time frame and without traditional party support," Searby said in a statement.
"We're proud of what we did, running a lean operation and relying on mainly small individual donors, but ultimately fell short of fundraising goals. We are working hard to do what we can within the law to retire as much debt as possible," Searby added.