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Mike Pence is a little more relatable for people with student loan debt. He owes $280K

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Donald Trump may seem out of touch with the average American financially, but his running mate Mike Pence might just understand the struggles many of us face in terms of tackling student loan debt. 

According to CNN, the father of three and governor of Indiana has seven outstanding federal Parent PLUS Student Loans on his financial disclosure form. Those add up to somewhere between $95,000 and $280,000. 


"Like many American families, we have been fortunate and blessed to raise three wonderful children and put them through college while doing work that we love," Pence said in a statement. 


Last week Pence announced that he would release his tax returns before the general election.

Pence, like 716,000 other parents of undergraduates, borrowed through the Parent PLUS program during the 2014-2015 school year, according to College Board. 

According to CNN, during the 2014-2015 school year, the average PLUS loan amount per child was $14,750. 

Pence, who has a son and two daughters all relatively close in age has taken out multiple loans during the course of just a few years. 

So far, Pence, Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine have released their tax returns. 

Trump has yet to release his. In fact, Trump's campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, told the Washington Post Sunday morning that she doesn't want the Republican presidential nominee to release his returns until an Internal Revenue Service audit is complete. 

This goes against what Conway said months ago when she encouraged Trump to "be transparent." 


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