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February 11, 2016

Clawson Is Newest Millionaire In Congress

Rep. Curt Clawson

A millionaire, who self-financed most of his congressional campaign, was sworn in yesterday as the newest member of Congress.

Curt Clawson, R-Fla., who was elected Tuesday in a special election in Florida’s 19th Congressional District, was sworn in by Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio.

Clawson fills the seat formerly held by Rep. Trey Radel, who resigned in January after a conviction for cocaine possession.

Through June 4th, Clawson reported receipts of $3,988,149 and disbursements of $3,699,679, leaving $288,470 cash on hand, and outstanding loans of $3,650,000. Clawson loaned $3,650,000 to his campaign. Individuals contributed $326,746.

View Clawson’s extensive personal financial disclosure report.  Roll Call estimates Clawson’s wealth at $13 million, placing him in the top 50 richest members of Congress.  Clawson served a CEO, president and chairman of Hayes Lemmerz International Inc., and served as a director of Lear Corporation.

To search detailed money-in-politics databases, visit Political MoneyLine.

  • Jimbo2112

    Thank goodness. I thought we were about to run out of Congressional millionaires.

  • Jon Swift

    Individualism does not imply isolated individuals or opposition to our social nature, but rather recognition that our most positive contribution to our fellows is that of making the most of ourselves.


    RICH ARE GETTING RICHER, WHILE THE POOR ARE STAYING POOR..There are still three million unemployed workers STILL without an extension of benefits. since late last December. The republican senate intentionally delayed and postponed voting on the bill to render it too late for passing. This has caused these millions of families to fall into financial ruin and deep poverty. While the republicans fought for the Koch Brother’s Oil Pipeline to be passed, they outright refused to help these struggling unemployed families. Now both political parties have walked away from the problem, leaving these families without assistance . and without hope. Meanwhile the government passed an aid bill for the Ukraine worth Billions of tax payer dollars. How is this possible to go on? These families need help now. Six months have passed with no action.

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