Before withdrawing from the presidential sweepstakes, Mitt Romney put in at least $42.3 million of his own money.
His campaign reported to the Federal Election Commission this evening that he loaned his campaign another $6.95 million during January to reach that total.
The former Massachusetts governor's total self-financing puts him past Steve Forbes, the wealthy publisher who spent $38 million on his run for the GOP nomination in 1996, but shy of the $63.5 million that H. Ross Perot spent on his 1992 third-party campaign.
The total loan also equates to about $167,000 for each of the 253 delegates he won before suspending his campaign. By suspending his bid, Romney can keep raising money to possibly pay himself back.
Romney also reported raising $9.7 million last month, bringing his campaign total to $63.6 million. He reported spending another $10.4 million in January, increasing the campaign total to $97 million.