How 2020 Dems Are Staffing Up—and Paying Overhead
The candidate with the biggest salaried staff by far: Elizabeth Warren.
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) presidential campaign reported paying a whopping 160 employees in the first three months of 2019, according to a PAY DIRT review of Federal Election Commission records, giving her by far the biggest salaried staff of any Democratic presidential contender.
The next biggest presidential campaign staff belonged to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who reported paying 86 employees in the first quarter.