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U.S. House Candidates Disclose Personal Assets

Zinke's personal wealth tops that of Democrat Lewis

By Tristan Scott

Financial disclosure statements show Republican U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke’s personal wealth is more than several times that of his Democratic opponent John Lewis.

Lee Newspapers of Montana reports Zinke recently listed assets ranging from $1.1 million to $2.5 million in value. Those assets include bank accounts, homes and property in Whitefish and Kalispell, household goods and art. Fifty-two-year old Zinke is a retired Navy SEAL and is now in private business.

Lewis reported personal assets worth between $66,000 and $165,000, mostly in a retirement savings plan. The 36-year-old is a former top aide to Sen. Max Baucus.

Federal law requires candidates for the U.S. House and Senate to file financial disclosure forms. The forms require reporting of assets and liabilities and a range of the value.

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