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.