Adam Haber announces his run for the New York State...

Adam Haber announces his run for the New York State Senate at the VFW in Albertson on Thursday, March 27, 2014. Credit: Chris Ware

Democratic State Senate candidate Adam Haber, a retired Wall Street futures trader, has loaned his campaign $200,000 as he prepares to square off in November against State Sen. Jack Martins (R-Mineola) in the 7th District.

Haber, who largely self-financed his 2013 campaign for county executive, previously said he would put at least $79,500 of his own money into the race -- the annual salary of a state senator.

“Adam Haber is focused on getting his message of lowering taxes and stimulating the economy out there to voters, while Jack Martins is bankrolled by conservative extremists who are out of step with Long Island residents,” said Haber spokesman Jacob Tugendrajch.

Haber disclosed the loan earlier this week in a State Board of Elections campaign finance report for a write-in candidacy in a Green Party primary. Results of the Sept. 9 primary are expected later this week. The filing, which was due last month, was delivered two weeks late.

“Multi-millionaire commodities trader Adam Haber is attempting to hide the fact that he is trying buy a Senate seat,” said Martins campaign spokesman E. O'Brien Murray.  “This is after he said he would only donate the equivalent of the Senate salary to his campaign.”

Haber, meanwhile, has challenged Martins to a debate on women’s issues. The candidates have sparred in recent months about abortion and women’s equality issues.

“I am sick and tired of an anti-choice senator twisting the facts on women’s equality, and quite frankly, the people of Long Island deserve better from an elected representative,” Haber said in a statement Monday.

Murray responded: “Martins looks forward to discussing women’s issues as well as jobs, the economy and other issues important to Nassau County in the five debates already scheduled throughout the district.”

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