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Socialist Sanders On Low End Of Earners Among Candidates

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Bernie Sanders at the kick-off of his presidential campaign in Burlington

Financial disclosures show that Bernie Sanders is at the low end of earners among candidates for president in 2016.

The Vermont independent, a candidate for the Democratic nomination, earns a $174,000 Senate salary that puts him among the top 5 percent of Americans in income.

A new financial disclosure form indicates that Sanders got less than $2,000 total for three speaking appearances since last fall, including $850 for appearing on the HBO talk show "Real Time With Bill Maher." He reported donating his speaking fees to Vermont charities.

Sanders also gets a $5,000-a-year pension from the city of Burlington for his time as mayor.
His wife, Jane O'Meara Sanders, holds retirement fund accounts worth between $194,000 and $735,000.

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