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Linda McMahon's Worth Millions But That's the Norm in Congress

Nowadays, being rich, even mega-rich, isn't unusual for folks who serve in the nation's capital.

 

Her opponents make much of 's wealth in her bid to become the next junior senator from Connecticut. But a review by the Connecticut Mirror of campaign finance documents of U.S senators and representatives shows that being a millionaire is pretty much the norm these days in Washington D.C.

McMahon and her husband could be worth as much as $350 million but others running for Congress, including and , are also millionaires. And some of Connecticut's sitting representatives and senators also are in the millionaire club, including Sen. , a Democrat, and Joseph Lieberman, an Independent and former Democrat.

McMahon in the last election was roundly criticized for spending millions of her own money to win a seat in the Senate. She was defeated by Blumenthal. She is currently vying to win the seat being vacated by Lieberman, who is not seeking re-election.

If elected, McMahon could well become the Senate's richest member, a spot now held by Massachusetts Democrat John Kerry, who is worth about $281 million, the Mirror reports. 

socrates June 23, 2012 at 12:26 PM
Gee, where was the article about Blumenthal being worth $95 million? Oh, I forgot. He's a democrat so it doesn't matter.
Jaimie Cura (Editor) June 23, 2012 at 01:07 PM
Good morning Socrates, thanks for your comment and question. The article does note the following: "And some of Connecticut's sitting representatives and senators also are in the millionaire club, including Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat, and Joseph Lieberman, an Independent and former Democrat."
Committee to Elect June 25, 2012 at 03:44 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_Uz3BGLhTs

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