The Senate's next millionaire class?
Democrats are fielding a cadre of candidates richer than their GOP opponents. By SEUNG MIN KIM
If Democrat Evan Bayh wins the Indiana Senate seat in two weeks, he’ll be one of the richest members of a chamber already heavily stocked with millionaires.
And while Bayh’s eight-figure net worth may grab headlines, other Democrats vying for the Senate this year have all done well for themselves, with many of them richer than their Republican opponents.
According to a POLITICO review of personal financial disclosures, five of the Democratic candidates in seven key Senate battlegrounds — Indiana, North Carolina, Missouri, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Nevada and Florida — appear to be wealthier than the Republican in the race. And this year, the politics of a candidate’s wealth has become an issue in some Senate races, including for Bayh in Indiana and Richard Burr in North Carolina.
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