Area members of Congress are near the bottom of the list of the wealthiest lawmakers in Washington… but they’re still doing pretty well for themselves.
Republicans Rodney Davis, Aaron Schock and John Shimkus are all in the bottom half of that list, ranking the personal wealth of 530 House and Senate members. Shimkus is ranked 305th, with an estimated net worth of more than $700,000. Schock is at 336, with just over a half-million in assets. Davis ranks 418th, with an estimated worth of $245,000.
Democrat Dick Durbin ranks highest among local lawmakers… number 242 out of 530, with assets estimated at over a million dollars. The rankings were compiled by opensecrets.org.