POLITICS
07/23/2010 10:31 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Billionaire, Millionaire Candidates Run As Populist Outsiders In 2010 Midterm Elections

Call it the Great Recession paradox. Even as voters express outrage at the insider culture of big bailouts and bonuses, their search for political saviors has led them to this: a growing crowd of über-rich candidates, comfortable in boardrooms and country clubs, spending a fortune to remake themselves into populist insurgents.

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