If Linda McMahon is elected she will be the richest senator in Washington D.C., with assets between her and her husband as high as $350 million. , with other higher-polling candidates Chris Shays and Susan Bysiewicz also millionaires. The main exception is Chris Murphy, the favorite to win the Democratic nomination. According to the Hartford Courant, his assets range between $20,000-$60,000. He also owes money on his student loans and a mortgage.
Jim Himes (D): Himes explained some of the goings-on in the Capitol when he gave his thoughts on the “Domestic Energy and Jobs Act.” Below are his Tweets in chronological order.
The "Domestic Energy and Jobs Act" includes a provision that requires a fee to protest against a drilling rig. #selling1stamendment
Corporations filing protests as persons would not have to pay that fee. Ok, that's not true. But some in this Chamber wish it were.
Buuuut, the House GOP did just defeat an amendment to clarify that such fee could not violate free expression or right of redress. #liberty?
Steve Obsitnik (R): On Facebook, Obsitnik posted an annotated letter from opponent Jim Himes sharply criticizing the incumbent. Obsitnik prefaced the post with this: “In the words of Thomas Halliburton, ‘When a man is wrong wrong and won't admit it, he always gets angry.’”