Seven of Nine Richest Lawmakers Are Democrats?
for the second year in a row
nearest challenger and former No. 1, Democratic Sen. John Kerry of
Massachusetts, who had at least $198.8 million last year, according to The
Hill’s list of the “50 Wealthiest Lawmakers.”
Third on the list is Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., who made his fortune in car
security systems and had at least $140.6 million last year.
The next six lawmakers on the list are Democrats:
Rep. Jared Polis of Colorado, worth $91 million, is the founder of American
Information Systems, an Internet access firm.
Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, an early investor in Nextel, was worth $85.9
million last year.
Sen. Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia’s fortune stood at $83 million in 2011.
His trusts are valued at a minimum of $80 million.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, whose wife is the daughter of real
estate mogul Peter Malkin, was worth $80 million last year.
Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey, co-founder of Automatic Data Processing,
a payroll services firm, was worth $56.9 million.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, married to investment banker Richard
Blum, was worth $47.2 million.
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