Skip to comments.CA: Wealthy, powerful and running again - Feinstein's net worth puts her among Senate's most elite
Posted on 08/13/2005 3:42:41 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
Washington -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein goes into her 2006 re-election campaign as one of the richest members of the U.S. Senate, an elite club where roughly half the members are millionaires, her annual financial disclosure statement showed Friday.
Feinstein is a millionaire in her own right, but her wealth is multiplied many times over by that of her husband, San Francisco-based international investor Richard C. Blum. He is among the richest Senate spouses, along with Teresa Heinz Kerry, wife of the Democratic 2004 presidential nominee, Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts.
It's impossible to paint an exact financial picture for Feinstein or her fellow senators because congressional reporting rules allow for wide estimates of value, but it is clear she and Blum are among the Senate's richest members, including Kerry, Majority Leader Sen. Bill Frist, R-Tenn.; Sen. Jon Corzine D- N.J.; and Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Wis.
Senators were required to file their annual disclosure forms on June 15, but Feinstein was one of six lawmakers who sought the permitted one-month extension. She filed her 139-page report on July 15, but under Senate rules the document wasn't made public until Friday.
Republicans have yet to line up any big-name challengers to Feinstein, who was first elected to the Senate in a 1992 special election.
Blum heads Blum Capital Partners and, through that firm and a web of partnerships, has invested around the world. He also is an investor in Current TV, the new cable network in which former Vice President Al Gore is playing a major role.
Blum serves on several corporate boards, including financially strapped Northwest Airlines, URS Corp., a major engineering and defense contracting firm, and the real estate firm CB Richard Ellis.
Much of Feinstein's 139-page report is taken up by details of Blum's multimillion-dollar stock portfolio. ...
(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...
Just another of the California Communist Witch's Society, along with Nazi Pelosi, and Bulldog Boxer...they stink.
Didn't Corzine give most of his money to some whore he was banging on the side. He had to pay her...he is one ugly mo fo!!!
Corzine is a sleazeball !!!
Union support don;t come cheap. ;-)
OK, I must admit that that statement piqued my curiosity. Hasn't Feinstein been a "public servant" since, oh, say 1969? Did she accumulate that wealth on the salary of a "public servant"? Or through either of two earlier marriages? Or through her current marriage? Or through inheritance? Or did she have some Hillary-Clinton-Cattle-Futures help along the way? Or something else?
It always intrigues me to see how members of the "government ruling class" manage to accumulate wealth while they are in office. But then that was generally the case in the old and not-lamented Soviet Union, wasn't it, so it would be naive to think that that kind of thing couldn't occur here, right?
Most elite what??????????????????????/
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.