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Cochran tops list of Mississippi's highest paid members of Congress

Sen. Cochran is the highest paid member of Congress in Mississippi Photo Source WDAM Sen. Cochran is the highest paid member of Congress in Mississippi Photo Source WDAM
JACKSON, MS (WDAM) - Roll Call, a popular political website, has released a "Wealthiest members of Congress" report, and four of Mississippi's highest ranking officials made the list. 
  • Long time Senator Thad Cochran enters the list at 145 with a net worth of $1.59 million dollars. 
  • Steven Palazzo is lower on the list at 212 with a net worth of $800,000.  
  • Bennie Thompson follows Palazzo at 308 with a net worth of $300,000 dollars. 
  • Gregg Harper is 388 with a net worth of $40,000
Most people think that $1.59 million is a lot of money, but it doesn't come close to what Representative Darrell Issa is worth. 

The California based member of Congress retains a net worth of $357.25 million, taking over the number one spot.

In 2014 Issa made $1.87 million, according to Roll Call. That's more than Cochran's overall net worth. 

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