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

From: Center for Responsive Politics
Date: Thu, May 30, 2019 at 2:37 PM
Subject: Newsletter: A look at the personal finances of the 2020 presidential candidates

Your weekly newsletter on money-in-politics

Your weekly newsletter on money in politics.
View this email in your browser
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.

Read more

color-facebook-48.png Share
color-twitter-48.png Tweet
color-forwardtofriend-48.png Forward to Friend

Lobbying firm with arms dealer clients deploys veteran to unfreeze UAE weapon sales

A U.S. Air Force veteran has registered as a foreign agent to represent the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as President Donald Trump invokes the Arms Export Control Act, bypassing Congress to unfreeze arms sales to the UAE and Saudi Arabia. Read more

Megadonor’s threat wasn’t enough to stop Missouri abortion ban

Money talks. Politicians don’t always listen. Wealthy Missouri businessman David Humphries last week effectively threatened to pull financial support for Missouri Republicans if the Governor signed a bill that would criminalize abortion after eight weeks of pregnancy. He signed it anyway. Read More

US lobbyist registers as foreign agent for increasingly authoritarian Cambodian government

Perhaps looking for “a holiday in Cambodia,” to quote the punk band Dead Kennedys, a revolving door lobbyist with a lengthy history working for prominent Republicans recently inked a deal with the South Asian country’s controversial government. Read More

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.

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.

See the data here

Have a friend you think would like our money-in-politics newsletter?
Click here to forward this email!

OpenSecrets in the News

See where we’ve been cited by media outlets around the nation this week.

Fox News
Roll Call
The Hill
Mother Jones
The Driscoll Register
Little Village Magazine
The Connecticut Mirror
The Courier-Tribune
Centre Daily NewsPacific Standard

The inquisitr

See more here

count-cash-make-change1/ Chair-nave.jpg
Copyright © 2019 Center for Responsive Politics, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because you opted in at our website, mailing address is:
Center for Responsive Politics1300 L Street NW
Suite 200
Washington, District of Columbia 20005

Add us to your address book

unsubscribe from this list update subscription preferences


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s