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.
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D) continued her campaign to keep the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) by introducing an amendment Thursday to provide the CFTC with an additional $128 million. In prepared remarks before the House of Representatives, DeLauro said:
"The current funding level for the CFTC sets the Commission up for failure. If the current funding level remains as is, Wall Street will be able to continue the risky manipulation of derivatives that brought on the last collapse. Big Oil will continue to enjoy inflated profits every year due to erratic and artificially swollen oil prices."
Wayne Winsley (R): Winsley is using Twitter to solicit campaign donations. In a post on June 21, he writes: “Wayne Winsley 4 Congress. Smaller government, Fiscal responsibility Individual freedoms. http://winsleyforcongress.com/ Donate Now”