Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis has released tax information showing his gross income last year was more than $1.3 million… up from just over a million in income in 2012.
But Oberweis is launching a pre-emptive strike against any suggestion that his wealth makes him out-of-touch.
The Chicago Tribune reports that Oberweis says his opponent Dick Durbin is also a millionaire.
Durbin’s last 2012 tax return showed him with income of $280,000… but studies have put his net worth at just over a million dollars.
Oberweis recently led a crowd at a political rally in a chant: “Millionaire. Career Politician. Dick Durbin. Must go.”