GREENLAND, N.H. -- It was perhaps the one competition involving presidential contenders in New Hampshire that Donald Trump had a legitimate chance to win.
In an effort to raise money and bring some attention to the largely rural county in northwest New Hampshire, the Grafton County Republican Committee’s tie auction featured neckwear donated by potential 2016 GOP presidential candidates.
Real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump was among the 18 possible Republican White House hopefuls who contributed a tie to the auction.
But when the online auction ended at midnight on Saturday, the famously well-dressed Trump -- the one prospective candidate in the field who sells his own line of neckwear -- finished in a disappointing 13th place.
Trump’s tie sold for $142.50, according to NH Journal -- not bad, for a 13-place finish.
Former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.), whose tie sold for $355, was the winner of the contest.
Among the dozen prospective presidential contenders whose neckwear sold for more than Trump’s were former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, former Gov. Bob Ehrlich (R-Md.) and Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.), who, during a recent campaign swing through New Hampshire, wore a sweater that he purchased for $1 at Kohl’s.
As he has previously insisted in three other presidential election cycles, Trump says that he is seriously considering a 2016 White House bid.
Those who missed out on the opportunity to purchase one of Trump’s ties can take heart: His “Donald J. Trump Jaguar Stripe B Tie” is on sale through Macy's for $26.99.
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