OpenSecrets.org Newsletter: A look at the personal finances of the 2020 presidential candidates

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Date: Thu, May 30, 2019 at 2:37 PM
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May 30th, 2019
This week in money-in-politics
Breaking down the personal finances of the 2020 Democrats

With less than a month until the first Democratic7ae6241b-c4ee-4687-b7ce-adcd902fe1c1.jpg presidential debate, the public is getting a rough look at the personal finances of the 23 candidates hoping to secure the party’s nomination in 2020.

Recently filed financial documents reveal a primary field of multi-millionaires and debtors alike, shining a light on the vastly different amounts of candidates’ fortunes. The twelve personal financial disclosures thus far filed with the Office of Government Ethics reveal the median average net worth of Democratic candidates is around $1.4 million, with a remarkable median range of -$55,496 at the lowest to over $168 million at the highest.

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A closer look at the net worth and financial disclosures of the 2020 Democrats.

Below is the median net worth of Democratic presidential candidates calculated using ranges disclosed in their personal financial disclosures. The chart excludes former Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.) as his median net worth of $168 million distorts the comparison.

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Candidates running for president (or any federal office) are required to detail their financial holdings, debt and sources of income so that the public can identify any conflicts of interest they may have.

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