Senator John Kerry's 2004 Presidential campaign has a $819,848 tax lien filed against it. Kerry says it is all a mistake - a clerical error, the IRS says it is a debt that needs to be paid.
The Senator charges that the IRS "mishandled payroll tax forms," and that the W-2's were correctly filed by his campaign in 2005. The IRS will not comment because they say it is against the law for them to do so.
According to OpenSecrets.org, Kerry's 2007 net worth ranges from $284 million to $388 million. In 2204, much closer to the campaign, his net worth was estimated between $236 million to $312 million. During the 2004 elections, it was believed that Kerry's wife, Teresa Hines Kerry, the heir to the Hines Ketchup fortune, was worth billions.