Democrats and the media still brand Republicans as the party of the rich, and Republicans seem to believe it’s true. It’s not.
Today, we get the latest little data point: who are the richest members of Congress? Democrats.
John Kerry, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee worth $188.6 million is easily the richest lawmaker, outpacing Republican Darrell Issa by more than 10 percent. Of the 12 richest lawmakers, only 3 are Republicans. Drill down a bit further, and it evens out — Republicans are 23 of the richest 50 according to The Hill.
Other data points:
Now, there are plenty of ways in which the wealthy lean Republican, but the idea of the GOP as the party is just a well-worn myth.