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Labrador Net Worth: Negative $31999

A Washington Post investigation of the wealth of members of Congress highlights Sen. Jim Risch as the
14th wealthiest member of Congress, while his GOP colleague, Rep. Raul Labrador, is 19th poorest. Such rankings aren't new and are based on the annual financial disclosure forms filed by members of Congress, which are tracked annual by the Center for Responsive Politics, which includes a database of finance reports  for members of Congress. The Post's investigation, called “Capitol Assets,” dug deeply into the 2010 figures, examining how members manage their money and how they can benefit from bills they support. The Post concludes that wealthy lawmakers mostly weathered the recession without significant declines in their wealth/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: Are you better off than Congressman Raul Labrador whose net worth is estimated at “negative $31,999”?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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