The politicians most in debt

by Me

The Center for responsive Politics recently put together a list of the political campaign most heavily in debt

Maria_Cantwell,_official_portrait,_110th_Congress

, and while Connecticut races don’t rank too highly, they do rank.

Top on the list is Maria Cantwell, whose campaign is more than $2 million in debt.

The campaign of Connecticut’s Elizabeth Esty, who won last November in a hotly contested race, is nearly $300 large in hock. she takes the spot at no. 31

Nearby Esty is Sen. Richard Blumenthal who, at $250,000 worth of debt, ranks 34th on the list. To find another Connecticut politician, you have to go all the way down to #102, Chris Murphy, whose Senate campaign is a comparatively measly $26,520 in debt.

Here’s the full list, if you’re seriously interested in drilling down that deep.

It’s fascinating to note that Blumenthal was recently named the richest freshman in Congress, his net worth listed in the neighborhood of $94.87 million. Esty, not quite as wealthy as Mr. Blumenthal, has already begun raking in the cash for her 2014 reelection campaign.
Yay for politics. So, they’ll repay their debt and raise money for the next campaign and the process will continue, into infinity, like some boulder of money that must be rolled back up to the top of the hill, yet again.

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