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Orly Taitz: How She's Paying for Senate Bid

Nicknamed "Queen of the Birthers" in the popular press, Orange County's Orly Taitz is challenging Dianne Feinstein for her seat in the U.S. Senate.

Orly Taitz: How She's Paying for Senate Bid

Most of Orly Taitz's campaign contributions are coming from her own wealth, according to statements released by the Federal Election Commission.

Taitz, a Republican, is challenging Democrat Dianne Feinstein for her U.S. Senate seat. Feinstein has held the seat since 1992.

Taitz loaned herself $280,000 on May 30, according to a document received May 31 by the Secretary of the Senate.

Other donations to the Taitz campaign include four individual contributions of $250-$300. Two of these were from California residents.

Records also reveal that Taitz's committee donated $500 to The California Republican Party.

So far Taitz has spent very little on her campaign other than the $3,400 filing fee to run. The only other expenses she lists were paid to Aristotle International, a Washington, D.C.-based political consulting group that specializes in web design. She spent a little over $200 for their services.

Taitz is best known for her court case against the Social Security Administration, where she attempted to prove that President Barack Obama is not a U.S. citizen. That case was .

Feinstein has over $2.6 million cash on hand, according to the FEC. Her May 2012 donors included musician Herb Alpert, who donated $1,000, former baseball commissioner Peter Ueberroth, who donated $1,000 and Santa Margarita Company CEO Anthony Moiso, who donated $2,500.

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