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# Journalist: Well-known businessman Arnold Bergeron has long

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19 Feb 2018, 08:40
Premise: Arnold Bergeron often talked about running for governor but he has never run.

Conclusion: Because he has fulfilled the financial disclosure requirement for candidacy by submitting a detailed list of his current financial holdings to the election commission, he is likely to be a candidate for governor this year.

Choice E would be best helpful to evaluate the argument as it provides information as to whether he had fulfilled the financial disclosure requirements for candidacy in the past since we already learned he never ran for candidacy before. A yes/no answer would help to evaluate whether he is likely to be a candidate for this year's election.

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20 Feb 2018, 18:47
mba4me wrote:
Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review, 2nd Edition

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Question No.: 40
Page: 131
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Journalist: Well-known businessman Arnold Bergeron has long been popular in the state, and he has often talked about running for governor, but he has never run. However, we have just learned that Bergeron has fulfilled the financial disclosure requirement for candidacy by submitting a detailed list of his current financial holdings to the election commission. So, it is very likely that Bergeron will be a candidate for governor this year.

The answer to which of the following questions would be most useful in evaluating the journalist's argument?

A. Has anybody else who has fulfilled the financial disclosure requirement for the upcoming election reported greater financial holdings than Bergeron?
B. Is submitting a list of holdings the only way to fulfill the election commission's financial disclosure requirements?
C. Did the information recently obtained by the journalists come directly from the election commission?
D. Have Bergeron's financial holdings increased in value in recent years?
E. Had Bergeron also fulfilled the financial disclosure requirements for candidacy before any previous gubernatorial elections?

Imo E

A is irrelevant as there financial holding can be greater or lesser than that of Arnold Bergeron
B Now this choice may seem like the answer but it does no in any way give us information of the candidacy rather it gives information regarding financial disclosure .
C Out of scope .
D Out of scope
E Now this is the answer the answer to this question will either weaken the argument of strengthen the argument .
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