Members of Congress With Lowest Net Worth

Alcee Hastings leads the way with a negative $4.7 million
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 28, 2011 5:39 PM CST
Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
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(Newser) – Apparently, not everyone in Congress is rich. The Washington Post compiled a list of the 25 lawmakers with the lowest net worth, based on 2010 disclosures analyzed by the Center for Responsive Politics. Here are the "top" 5, all of whom are in the red. (There's no explanation given for the debt):

  1. Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Florida): Negative $4.7 million
  2. Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tennessee): Negative $3.3 million
  3. Rep. Ruben Hinojosa (D-Texas): Negative $2.5 million
  4. Former Rep. John Salazar (D-Colorado): Negative $474,501
  5. Rep. Laura Richardson (D-California): Negative $383,496
Check out the rest here. (Read more Congress stories.)

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