Monday, December 17, 2007

Candidate Finances

Wow. Yesterday I read this article in Money magazine on Candidate Finances. It's a little mind-boggling and while I'm aware that the average Joe could afford neither to quit his/her job for a few years and travel around campaigning nor to finance a campaign, it's really shocking just how much these people's personal finances differ from that average Joe. The article has more details but the bottom line summary for reported assets:

Obama(D) 1.3 million
Thompson(R) 8.1 million
Clinton(D) 34.9 million
McCain(R) 40.4 million
Giuliani(R) 52.2 million
Edwards(D) 54.7 million
Romney(R) 202 million

Those are the only candidates on which the article reported. Wow.

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