Who are the wealthiest 2020 Dems? With tax returns in, answer may surprise you

Who are the wealthiest 2020 Dems? With tax returns in, answer may surprise you
Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, Corey Booker (Image:s YouTube screen grab)

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Stressing transparency in government, more than a half-dozen Democrats running for the White House have released their tax returns.

And while the filings are a way for the Democratic candidates to spotlight Republican President Trump’s refusal to release his taxes — both as a 2016 White House candidate and as a sitting president — the returns also have revealed that some of the biggest class warriors of the 2020 field happen to be among the wealthiest.

“This year, we had $560,000 in income,” Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont explained Monday night during a Fox News town hall.

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Minutes before the start of the town hall in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the independent senator from Vermont’s presidential campaign released his 2018 returns. According to the figures, Sanders and his wife Jane paid a 26 percent effective tax rate on $561,293 in income, and made more than $1 million in both 2016 and 2017. Nearly $400,000 of his income last year came from book sales.

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