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White House Aides Financially Comfortable

White House Aides Financially Comfortable

June 15, 2004 | (AP)

WASHINGTON — Several top White House aides to President Bush are well-to-do, with investments in stocks, bonds and real estate, according to their financial disclosure forms released Tuesday.

White House Aides Financially Comfortable

WASHINGTON — Several top White House aides to President Bush are well-to-do, with investments in stocks, bonds and real estate, according to their financial disclosure forms released Tuesday.

White House chief of staff Andrew Card has $900,000 to $1.9 million invested in stock and bond funds, and homes in Maine and Massachusetts worth $350,000 to $750,000. Card, who has a long career in government, was a lobbyist for the auto industry in the 1990s.

The president’s political adviser, Karl Rove, has between $725,000 and $1.8 million in stock and bond funds, plus Florida real estate worth half a million dollars to $1 million and rental property in Texas worth $100,000 to $250,000.

During the year, Rove, a longtime political consultant in Texas, sold a bed and breakfast business worth between $500,000 and a million dollars in Ingram, Texas.

National security adviser Condoleezza Rice has $475,000 to $1.1 million invested in stocks and bond funds, plus partnerships in an office building and rental property worth $150,000 to $350,000. Rice has a retirement fund worth half a million to a million dollars from Stanford University, where she served as provost.

White House communications director Dan Bartlett has from $375,000 to $1 million in stock, bond and money market funds and land in Kerr, Texas, worth $15,000 to $50,000.

David Hobbs, who handles legislative matters on Capitol Hill for the president, has from $147,000 to over half a million dollars in individual company stocks and stock funds.

Federal ethics laws require that financial information be reported only in broad ranges.

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