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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

All Candidates Are Well Off

For John, BLUFThere are few poor people in Politics.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

Well, almost all.  Governor Martin O'Malley, a Democrat who has now suspended his campaign, is in debt to put his children through college.  Others, not so much, or better, much more.

Ms Agustino Fontevecchia, writing for Forbes, enlightens us about Presidential Candidate wealth—"Forbes’ 2016 Presidential Candidate Wealth List".

So, I graphed it out, and as you can see, when one candidate has billions, others are lost in the noise on the bottom of the graph.

So, I took out Mr Trump and this is how the rest sort out.

But, who are these people?  Yesterday, on City Life, the guests said that the Democrats are the working poor and the Republicans are the rich.  So, here are the names with the numbers (you can see party affiliation in the second graph):

  • Martin O'Malley—$0
  • Marco Rubio—$100,000
  • Bernie Sanders—$700,000
  • Lindsey Graham—$1,000,000
  • Rick Santorum—$2,000,000
  • Rand Paul—$2,000,000
  • Chris Christie—$3,000,000
  • Ted Cruz—$3,500,000
  • Bobby Jindal—$5,000,000
  • Jim Webb—$6,000,000
  • Jim Gilmore—$7,000,000
  • Mike Huckabee—$9,000,000
  • John Kasich—$10,000,001
  • George Pataki—$13,000,000
  • Jeb Bush—$22,000,000
  • Ben Carson—$26,000,000
  • Lincoln Chafee—$32,000,000
  • Hillary Clinton—$45,000,000
  • Carly Fiorina—$58,000,000
  • Donald Trump—$4,500,000,000
Hat tip to Nate Silver and the Five Thirty Eight Blog.

Regards  —  Cliff

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