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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. 

mel June 21, 2012 at 01:26 AM
these guys have never had a real job, or owned a business... sounds like someone in the Whitehouse !!!!
Tom June 21, 2012 at 02:13 AM
60 years of the Chris Shays and Richard Blumenthal types are why this country is in the precarious position we are dealing with today. Life long career pols whose only desire is to get re- elected never taking the tough courageous stand.
Committee to Elect June 25, 2012 at 03:31 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_Uz3BGLhTs
GregoryRobertSamuels July 13, 2012 at 05:10 PM
Of course the bottom 50% pay no income taxes- because they are poor. When the richest 400 Americans have more money than the poorest 150 million Americans combined...somethings wrong.
GregoryRobertSamuels July 13, 2012 at 05:16 PM
I will say that Linda is running a much smarter campaign than she did last time..now Linda supports the middle class (something new) and the working poor (also new). Before she was a 'job creator' and mainly used the right wing talking points which is not a winner in CT. You have to at least pretend you give a crap about the people of CT if you want to represent them. She doing a better job this time around...I'll give her that.

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