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Federal Government Tue Nov 17 2009

How Much Is Your Congressman Worth...

Well, it can vary by quite a bit within Illinois. Let's look at the top and the bottom of the list.

Bill Foster from Batavia is worth someplace between $6.6 and $28.8 Million. Foster was quoted in the Beacon News as saying "he'd prefer the reports offer more specifics to give a clearer picture of net worth. 'I'd be perfectly happy if they gave more detail,' he said."

Nothing is preventing you from doing that Congressman....

Then at the other end....

Bobby Rush, who lists no assets or liabilities and lists a net worth of $0.

Perhaps he should get some tips from Bill Foster. But seriously, should we be concerned that the Congressman lists no assets?

 
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