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Democratic strategists Antjuan Seawright, and Blake Rutherford to weigh in New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, a Democrat, the chances of winning the 2020 presidential nomination.
Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker, the tax returns show most of his wealth comes from lucrative speeches, and license fees.
Booker, the 2020 candidate that still makes a splash in the crowded Democratic field, released 10 years of tax returns on Wednesday, according to numerous other candidates, their records released in the last few weeks.
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The senator from the state of New Jersey reported income of $152,715 in 2018 for his salary, $22,781 in taxes, which amounts to an effective tax rate of 15 percent, significantly lower than Sen. Kamala Harris’ 37 per cent, or sen Bernie Sanders’ 26 percent.
The majority of Booker’s wealth-comes to speak publicly, fees and royalties, including $2 million in speaking fees between 2009 and 2014, nearly $1 million in license fees from 2015 to 2017, after the publication of his book “United.”
But the lower effective tax rate can already donate to something with Booker’s considerable. In 2018, he donated $24,000 to charity. In total, over the 10-year period, the senator nearly $donated 460,000 to various organizations and causes.
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This seems much more in proportion than his opponents like Sanders or former Congressman Beto O’rourke, who.faced questions about his budget to a charity to donate only $1,166 in the year 2017, or about 0.3 percent of their income this year
At the same time, more than half of the donations from Booker came in 2013 amid criticism of his role in the creation of a social media company called Waywire, with the request to give him massive amounts of stock, non-profit organizations in his city.
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The New York Times indicated that Booker his wealth at the time – $5 million consisted primarily of shares of the company.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.