Robert Kennedy Jr. Reveals Earnings Amounting to $7.8 Million

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the political scion and outstanding vaccine skeptic who’s difficult President Biden for the Democratic presidential nomination, reported an earnings of $7.8 million within the yr main as much as his entry into the race, together with practically $1.6 million from his consulting work for a private damage regulation agency recognized for litigation towards pharmaceutical corporations.

The small print got here in a monetary disclosure type filed Friday with the Federal Election Fee. It exhibits that Mr. Kennedy earned $5 million at his environmental regulation agency, Kennedy & Madonna, and a $516,000 wage and bonus as chairman and chief authorized counsel of Kids’s Well being Protection, a nonprofit group he fashioned that has campaigned towards vaccines. (The disclosure says he has been on go away from the group since April, when he introduced his marketing campaign.)

Mr. Kennedy, a number one skeptic of vaccinations and prescription drugs, has gained a foothold within the race at the same time as he has contorted info about vaccine improvement and public well being authorities and more and more embraced conservative figures and causes.

His help amongst Democrats has reached as excessive as 20 % in polls, though a newer Saint Anselm Faculty Survey Middle ballot in June put his Democratic help in New Hampshire at 9 %. He has additionally appealed to potential voters exterior the occasion: A Quinnipiac College ballot in June discovered that 40 % of Republicans seen him favorably, in contrast with 31 % of independents and 25 % of Democrats.