Running for President? Are You Rich Enough?
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
Today we start with new proof of the enormous wealth of presidential candidates.
Former President Clinton made more than $10 million in paid speeches last year. New filings show that he and his wife, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, have up to $50 million in the bank.
But Senator Clinton is far from the wealthiest candidate in the 2008 presidential race. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is worth at least $190 million.
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