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Presidential candidates (mostly) avoid credit card debt

Fred Williams
With a couple exceptions, the presidential candidates eschew credit card debt

Scott Walker notwithstanding, credit card debt is a rarity among the 2016 presidential candidates, who tend to go in for more exotic financial instruments — if they have debt at all.

Only 14 announced presidential candidates who have filed financial disclosure forms in that race, few have card debts large enough to report, a review of the filings shows.

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Biden, Part 2: From a banking state, but it didn’t pay off

Daniel Ray

The Delaware Democrat may come from a banking haven, but disclosure forms show no one’s given him a ladle and a seat at the money river.
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Clinton uses convention to retire campaign debt

Emily Crone

Hillary Clinton dropped out of the Democratic primary race two months ago, but her campaign is still mired in debt. As the deadline to retire her personal loans looms, she is using contests and the upcoming convention to try to raise more money. Obama is getting flack for not providing more aid, but is it really his problem?
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Credit card companies benefit from campaign donations

Emily Crone

When you donate money to a presidential campaign with your credit card, you may think you are benefiting only your candidate of choice. That’s not the case. Due to the massive amounts of credit card donations received in the current election season, credit card companies are also seeing green.
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