Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Trump officially files to run for president


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Via The Hill: ""Trump also alluded to the idea that one of his main reasons for running was to have the FEC independently certify his wealth.

""I'm a private company, so nobody knows what I'm worth. And the one thing is that when you run, you have to announce and certify to all sorts of governmental authorities your net worth," he said last Tuesday, adding that he's seen a lot of television pundits say he'd never run because he's probably not as successful as he says he is.

""So I said to myself, you know, nobody's ever going to know unless I run, because I'm really proud of my success. I really am," Trump said.

"It's normal for candidates not to file immediately after their announcements. Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) filed his paperwork on June 19, exactly 15 days after he announced a bid. On the other hand, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), who announced just one day before Trump, filed his paperwork that same day." Read the article: Trump officially files to run for president by Ben Kamisar, June 22, 2015 The Hill