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TheDailyBeast: Top-Earning Presidential Candidates

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12. Adlai Stevenson (D), 1952 election

Per dollar the average American earned, Stevenson earned: $20.72
Candidate income: $69,273
Average American income: $3,343
Total federal taxes paid by candidate*: $21,198.04
Effective tax rate: 30.6%

*Figure is an average of taxes paid in the ten years leading up to campaign, according to historical press accounts

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