National Newswatch

Peter MacKay appears to have the money to back up his frontrunner status in the Conservative leadership race.

Just one week after officially launching his leadership campaign, a source tells the Star MacKay has submitted the full $300,000 fee required to officially enter the race.

Prospective candidates were only required to submit an initial $25,000 buy-in by the end of February. The remaining $275,000 desposit was due by March 25.

Cory Hann, the Conservatives’ director of communications, said that the party was still reviewing MacKay’s financial contributions.

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