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Wis. GOP congressmen richer than Dem counterparts


Wisconsin's Republican congressmen are apparently wealthier than their three Democratic counterparts, according to the lawmakers' recently released financial-disclosure reports.

Members of Congress have to release reports every year listing their assets, liabilities and stock transactions. However, it's hard to make meaningful comparisons because they're only required to list the value of their assets in broad ranges.

Also, two GOP congressmen, U.S. Reps. James Sensenbrenner and Sean Duffy, were granted extensions and haven't filed their latest forms yet.

Still, one general trend is apparent. The other three Republicans each report assets worth at least $1.7 million -- and for U.S. Rep. Thomas Petri, as much as $46 million.

No Democrat reported more than $1.6 million in assets. U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore reported investment revenue but no assets.

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