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How hard is it to run as an Independent when you have $86 million in the bank?

All eyes are on the Kansas senate race this midterm election, and it’s because of one guy: Greg Orman. He’s been getting a lot of attention because he’s defying the two-party system and running as an Independent. For that, we give Orman a huge round of applause. Few things are as insidious and harmful to the U.S. political system as the two-party gridlock.

But here’s something about Orman you should also know, based on his most recent financial filings: Orman is worth as much as $86 million dollars. If he wins, he’d be the sixth-richest politician in what is already the richest U.S. Congress on the books.

And there’s something else: before he was famous, Greg Orman had personal and financial ties to Rajat Gupta, the former Goldman Sachs executive currently serving time for insider training. Orman is a venture capitalist. He’s invested wisely, and according to all available reports, it’s been one-hundred percent legal. But a question Fusion’s Clea Stiller wonders is, “How hard is it to run as an independent when you are one of the richest men in the game?”

Watch “Midterm Mayhem” LIVE Sunday-Thursday at 9:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. PT on the Fusion network and streaming at fusion.tv/mayhem.

 

How hard is it to run as an Independent when you have $86 million in the bank?

All eyes are on the Kansas senate race this midterm election, and it’s because of one guy: Greg Orman. He’s been getting a lot of attention because he’s defying the two-party system and running as an Independent. For that, we give Orman a huge round of applause. Few things are as insidious and harmful to the U.S. political system as the two-party gridlock.

But here’s something about Orman you should also know, based on his most recent financial filings: Orman is worth as much as $86 million dollars. If he wins, he’d be the sixth-richest politician in what is already the richest U.S. Congress on the books.

And there’s something else: before he was famous, Greg Orman had personal and financial ties to Rajat Gupta, the former Goldman Sachs executive currently serving time for insider training. Orman is a venture capitalist. He’s invested wisely, and according to all available reports, it’s been one-hundred percent legal. But a question Fusion’s Clea Stiller wonders is, “How hard is it to run as an independent when you are one of the richest men in the game?”

Watch “Midterm Mayhem” LIVE Sunday-Thursday at 9:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. PT on the Fusion network and streaming at fusion.tv/mayhem.

 

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