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October 24, 2014, 4:21 pm
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Oberweis Criticizes Durbin's Millionaire Status Coming From Taxpayers Funded Job


It may be a classic case of the pot calling the kettle black.

 

At Thursday’s GOP rally, Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Jim Oberweis led the party faithful in a chant against “millionaire” Dick Durbin, the Democratic incumbent.

 

Oberweis is himself a millionaire several times over, thanks to his family’s successful dairy business. Oberweis says Durbin became a millionaire in taxpayer-funded jobs, not through the private sector.

 

One recent study put Durbin’s total net worth at approximately $1 million.

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