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Carly Fiorina worth $59 million

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Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina is worth nearly $59 million, according to financial disclosure forms released by her campaign Wednesday.
 
The figure includes financial assets, bank accounts and property. 
 
The campaign sought to highlight that in 2012 and 2013, Fiorina and her husband, Frank Fiorina, had a 30-percent effective tax rate, which includes federal, state and local taxes, with an effective federal tax rate of 20 percent.
 
{mosads}The campaign said that, in those years, the Fiorinas gave an average of 14 percent of their income to charity.
 
Fiorina’s detailed public financial disclosure, coupled with the release of her 2012 and 2013 tax returns, will put the pressure on other candidates to similarly release their financial records.
 
“I’ve taken hundreds of questions — whether about hot dogs or my personal finances — and I think it’s all fair game,” Fiorina said in a statement. “I think leadership of any kind requires trust and transparency and voters should demand no less from their political leadership in government.”
 
In 2012, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who is considerably wealthier than Fiorina, declined for months to release his tax returns, and was attacked by Democrats, who accused him of exploiting tax loopholes that aren’t available to average middle-class workers.
 
A few months before Election Day, Romney released his previous year’s tax returns, along with his effective tax rate from the previous 20 years.
 
Fiorina earned millions during her rocky tenure as the CEO of Hewlett-Packard between 1999 and 2005.
 
During her 2010 run for Senate, she spent more than $5 million of her own money during the Republican primary and loaned her campaign another $1 million during the general election.
 
She lost that race to Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) by 10 percentage points in deep blue California.
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