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Net Worth of your congressmen
Open Secrets ^ | Open Secrets

Posted on 11/10/2006 2:24:43 PM PST by ejdrapes

Rank

Name

Minimum Net Worth

Maximum Net Worth

1

Herb Kohl (D-Wis)

$219,098,029

$234,549,004

2

Jane Harman (D-Calif)

$168,651,649

$289,045,000

3

John Kerry (D-Mass)

$165,741,511

$235,262,100

4

Darrell Issa (R-Calif)

$135,862,098

$677,230,000

5

Jay Rockefeller (D-WVa)

$78,150,023

$101,579,003

6

Robin Hayes (R-NC)

$58,952,196

$59,970,169

7

Charles H. Taylor (R-NC)

$56,056,017

$77,341,000

8

Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif)

$43,343,464

$98,660,021

9

Lincoln D. Chafee (R-RI)

$41,153,105

$64,096,019

10

Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ)

$38,198,170

$90,733,019

11

John McCain (R-Ariz)

$25,071,142

$38,043,014

12

Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ)

$19,978,175

$67,170,000

13

Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass)

$19,189,049

$93,043,004

14

John Campbell (R-Calif)

$17,004,087

$77,512,000

15

Kenny Ewell Marchant (R-Texas)

$15,774,147

$55,312,000

16

Nita M. Lowey (D-NY)

$15,087,070

$61,131,000

17

Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif)

$14,746,108

$55,085,000

18

Elizabeth Dole (R-NC)

$13,508,152

$49,829,007

19

Michael McCaul (R-Texas)

$13,267,113

$58,330,000

20

Gordon H. Smith (R-Ore)

$12,994,660

$62,261,641

21

Chris Chocola (R-Ind)

$12,166,079

$35,690,000

22

Gary Miller (R-Calif)

$12,013,065

$51,750,000

23

Bill Frist (R-Tenn)

$11,667,041

$41,735,006

24

Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn)

$11,539,060

$43,671,003

25

Mike DeWine (R-Ohio)

$11,491,478

$47,455,001

Rank

Name

Minimum Net Worth

Maximum Net Worth

535

Alcee L. Hastings (D-Fla)

($2,129,005)

($7,335,000)

534

Nydia M. Velazquez (D-NY)

($1,234,000)

($5,435,000)

533

Tom DeLay (R-Texas)

($955,001)

($1,879,000)

532

Ken Salazar (D-Colo)

($377,996)

($717,000)

531

John Salazar (D-Colo)

($313,003)

($720,000)

530

Jim Langevin (D-RI)

($291,987)

($90,000)

529

Edolphus Towns (D-NY)

($178,995)

($360,000)

528

Brian M. Higgins (D-NY)

($132,995)

($266,000)

527

Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del)

($131,981)

($113,000)

526

Louis B Gohmert, Jr (R-Texas)

($100,001)

($250,000)

525

Brad Miller (D-NC)

($85,994)

($90,000)

524

Melissa Bean (D-Ill)

($84,976)

$110,000

523

Stephanie Herseth (D-So Dak)

($79,002)

($185,000)

521

Curt Weldon (R-Pa)

($71,998)

($119,000)

521

Bart Stupak (D-Mich)

($71,998)

($170,000)

520

Nathan Deal (R-Ga)

($64,310)

($199,309)

519

Ron Lewis (R-Ky)

($60,987)

($12,000)

518

Rob Bishop (R-Utah)

($38,000)

($85,000)

517

John Hostettler (R-Ind)

($37,995)

($44,000)

516

Charles W. Norwood (R-Ga)

($34,996)

($46,000)

515

Byron L. Dorgan (D-ND)

($33,968)

$255,000

514

Geoff Davis (R-Ky)

($31,994)

($53,000)

513

Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla)

($30,002)

($100,000)

512

Corrine Brown (D-Fla)

($27,998)

($15,000)

509

Charlie A. Gonzalez (D-Texas)

($25,001)

($65,000)



TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: networth; opensecrets
The champions of the so-called "little guy" and the "middle class"....
1 posted on 11/10/2006 2:24:45 PM PST by ejdrapes
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To: ejdrapes
It is the elite. They have superb healthcare for life, a golden parachute retirement plan, their children receive a better education, and the list goes on and on. They are the elite, above all laws and regulations. And it is our job to support them in that manner and not to complain.

I only pray that I see it end in my lifetime.

2 posted on 11/10/2006 2:27:49 PM PST by yellowdoghunter (Vote out the RINO's. Volunteer to help get Conservatives elected!)
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To: ejdrapes

So the ones in parentheses indicate they are in debt, right?


3 posted on 11/10/2006 2:29:43 PM PST by GnL
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To: ejdrapes

I'm stunned myself, as to how many have negative net worths. I have to assume they've concealed their assets somehow, because this just doesn't jibe.


4 posted on 11/10/2006 2:30:39 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: ejdrapes
535 Alcee L. Hastings (D-Fla) ($2,129,005) ($7,335,000)

How did Alcee Hastings accumulate that much debt?

5 posted on 11/10/2006 2:33:02 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative

Stupid lenders.


6 posted on 11/10/2006 2:35:23 PM PST by HEY4QDEMS (Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: yellowdoghunter
So, I'm going to vote for Biden, who has a negative net worth.

Rrrrrrriiiiiiggggghhhhhhtttttt.

8 posted on 11/10/2006 2:37:51 PM PST by Night Hides Not (Closing in on 3000 posts, of which maybe 50 were worthwhile!)
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To: RegulatorCountry

They simply spend beyond their means.


9 posted on 11/10/2006 2:38:29 PM PST by Straight Vermonter (It takes a school to bankrupt a village.)
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To: Night Hides Not
So, I'm going to vote for Biden, who has a negative net worth.

LOL!!! I am sure that is just on paper....:)

10 posted on 11/10/2006 2:40:09 PM PST by yellowdoghunter (Vote out the RINO's. Volunteer to help get Conservatives elected!)
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To: ejdrapes


512
Corrine Brown (D-Fla)
($27,998)
($15,000)


Click on this and scroll down to Corrine Brown, to read the rest of her story.
http://www.capitolhillblue.com/Aug1999/081699/criminalclass1-081699.htm


11 posted on 11/10/2006 2:40:13 PM PST by ansel12 (America, love it ,or at least give up your home citizenship before accepting ours too.)
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To: ejdrapes

It'd be interesting to see their net worth upon entering Congress and the annual appreciation since.


12 posted on 11/10/2006 2:40:31 PM PST by BlueYonder
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To: yellowdoghunter

Yes, we should only elect losers. I can see the campaign ads now:

"Vote Joe Shmo -- for twelve years he's done nothing but sit on his couch eating Count Chocula cereal and doing bong hits while watching daytime TV! He's like you and he's for you! Besides, his mother wants him out of the basement!"


13 posted on 11/10/2006 2:40:55 PM PST by durasell (!)
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To: ejdrapes

Ken and John Salazar from Colorado: like father, like son....


14 posted on 11/10/2006 2:41:02 PM PST by r9etb
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To: ejdrapes

Thanks to McCain/Feingold (AKA: The Billionaires Only Rule), these numbers are only going to go up.


15 posted on 11/10/2006 2:41:08 PM PST by gridlock (My Prognosticator Unit is busted, and stuck on "ROSY". Predictions may be unreliable.)
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To: Straight Vermonter

You have a great tagline!


16 posted on 11/10/2006 2:42:30 PM PST by killermosquito (Buffalo (and eventually France) is what you get when liberalism runs its course.)
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To: durasell

I hope you are kidding and did not take that away from my post. I meant no such thing. However, I am against the lifetime benefits that these people receive no matter what kind of numbers they have on paper.


17 posted on 11/10/2006 2:43:12 PM PST by yellowdoghunter (Vote out the RINO's. Volunteer to help get Conservatives elected!)
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To: Baynative

Let's not fool ourselves. The clintons are virtually certain to be worth billions. They just don't declare it.


18 posted on 11/10/2006 2:43:44 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: yellowdoghunter

Yes, I was kidding.


19 posted on 11/10/2006 2:44:42 PM PST by durasell (!)
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To: ejdrapes

I had an Iranian friend some years back, who would kid me about American corruption. I was offended until he pointed out what our esteemed "public servants" were worth when they entered public service and what they were worth after they had "served" for a few terms. Every one of these guys should have a running total of what they've "earned" since getting in office -- Republican and Democrat alike.


20 posted on 11/10/2006 2:45:38 PM PST by GOPJ (The MSM is so busy kissing democrat butt they can't see straight - come up for air guys.)
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To: Straight Vermonter

I haven't had a negative net worth since the first couple of years out of college, and I didn't get an especially auspicious start to my career. These are supposed to be fairly accomplished people. No wonder they're prone to corruption, they can't rub two nickels together.


21 posted on 11/10/2006 2:45:43 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: yellowdoghunter

Reminds me of the much under-rated Eddie Murphy movie Distinguished Gentleman.


22 posted on 11/10/2006 2:47:42 PM PST by durasell (!)
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To: Straight Vermonter

I imagine much of the negative net worth is actually huge jumbo mortgages on big fancy houses. Sure they can't afford them, but they get the best rates (with supporters buying the view lots next door, like Obama has) so in a sense it's just another too-good investment not available to ordinary citizens. Like Clinton's cattle futures.


23 posted on 11/10/2006 2:48:07 PM PST by Jack Black
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To: Paleo Conservative

Probably legal fees.


24 posted on 11/10/2006 2:48:17 PM PST by Don'tMessWithTexas
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To: Paleo Conservative

Bribes!

LLS


25 posted on 11/10/2006 2:49:40 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (Preserve America... kill terrorists... destroy dims!)
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To: ejdrapes

John Kerry isn't worth shit. Must be the ketchup lady.

Alcee Hastings isn't going to need money? I've got a secret to sell.


26 posted on 11/10/2006 2:50:20 PM PST by depressed in 06 (I had higher expectations of the American voter. We're all frogs now.)
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To: gridlock

Interesting that John McCain is worth between $25 and $38 million.


27 posted on 11/10/2006 2:55:29 PM PST by Menehune56 (Oderint Dum Metuant (Let them hate, so long as they fear - Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC)))
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To: Jack Black

"I imagine much of the negative net worth is actually huge jumbo mortgages on big fancy houses."

They've got to be upside down on it then, otherwise the value of the asset would exceed the debt, contributing to positive net worth.


28 posted on 11/10/2006 2:55:47 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Straight Vermonter

Great tagline...don't you mean public school?


29 posted on 11/10/2006 3:21:46 PM PST by kdmhcdcfld (Use of this tagline without the express written consent of Free Republic is prohibited.)
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To: Paleo Conservative
How did Alcee Hastings accumulate that much debt?

Good question, I guess that we are reading it right. I wonder how he intends to get out of this much debt?

30 posted on 11/10/2006 3:27:19 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: ejdrapes

Notice that there are two Kentucky Republicans in that lower category. Yeah, and we're criticized here for being "the party of the rich". lol


31 posted on 11/10/2006 3:35:38 PM PST by Bluegrass Conservative
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To: Irish Eyes
How did Alcee Hastings accumulate that much debt?

Good question, I guess that we are reading it right. I wonder how he intends to get out of this much debt?

Well, he is in line for chair of the Intelligence Committee. National Democratic leaders have historically found such information very profitable personally.

32 posted on 11/10/2006 3:37:44 PM PST by InMemoriam
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To: yellowdoghunter

Where did Jane Harman get all of her money??


33 posted on 11/10/2006 3:38:03 PM PST by Bluegrass Conservative
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To: Bluegrass Conservative

Harman/Cardon Industries


34 posted on 11/10/2006 3:43:39 PM PST by surrey
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To: Paleo Conservative

"535 Alcee L. Hastings (D-Fla) ($2,129,005) ($7,335,000)

How did Alcee Hastings accumulate that much debt?"

He is a great credit risk. And, just look at lincoln Chaffee to see how profitable shoeing horses can be.


35 posted on 11/10/2006 3:43:54 PM PST by billhilly
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To: surrey

Forgive my ignorance, but what is that?


36 posted on 11/10/2006 3:44:37 PM PST by Bluegrass Conservative
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To: InMemoriam
Well, he is in line for chair of the Intelligence Committee. National Democratic leaders have historically found such information very profitable personally.

I am afraid that I have been thinking the same thing.

37 posted on 11/10/2006 3:50:12 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: Paleo Conservative
[ How did Alcee Hastings accumulate that much debt? ]

Well theres the drugs, probably gambling and of course the Ho's....

38 posted on 11/10/2006 4:01:24 PM PST by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperboles)
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To: Bluegrass Conservative

Her bio says she graduated from Harvard Law and was at one time a Regent's Professor at a university and as someone said below her and her husband own Harman Int'l.


39 posted on 11/10/2006 4:03:33 PM PST by yellowdoghunter (Vote out the RINO's. Volunteer to help get Conservatives elected!)
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To: Bluegrass Conservative

Electronics....CD players, DVD players, stereo equipment,etc. Big company.


40 posted on 11/10/2006 4:22:09 PM PST by surrey
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To: Bluegrass Conservative

Geoff Davis caught hell from the dims for voting for the congressional pay raise during the campaign. Looks like he really needs it.

I believe he came from humble roots, joined the Army and began running for congress as soon as he retired as a major or captain.

In other words Davis knows what we real Americans are dealing with. I just love this guy.


41 posted on 11/10/2006 5:46:37 PM PST by Tail Gunner John
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas

"probably legal fees"

Looks like the dims not only railroaded Tom Delay out of congress, but bankrupted him as well trying to defend himself.


42 posted on 11/10/2006 5:52:06 PM PST by Tail Gunner John
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To: Tail Gunner John
I believe he came from humble roots, joined the Army and began running for congress as soon as he retired as a major or captain.

He did have a successful consulting business in the middle there. Nothing huge, but supported him, his wife and (I think this is the right number) their 5 kids.

43 posted on 11/11/2006 8:27:33 AM PST by Bluegrass Conservative
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