Candidate wins 22% of vote with $35

Robert Healey
Steven Senne | AP

Many election donors probably wish their campaign contributions could go as far.

Rhode Island candidate for governor Bob Healy took 22 percent of the vote with just a $35 campaign, The Washington Post reported.

That $35 was enough to put Healy in third place behind the winner, Democrat Gina Raimondo.

Although Healy often runs as the candidate of the Cool Moose Party, which he founded in 1994, he took the place of a Moderate Party candidate who dropped out due to poor health, the newspaper said.

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On his campaign website, a lengthy biography states that Healy has pursued many business ventures, including "a wine brand labeled with his face that proved quite successful."

Read the full story at The Washington Post.