Report: McCaskill’s Wealth Has Increased 38% Since Joining the U.S. Senate Report: McCaskill’s Wealth Has Increased 38% Since Joining the U.S. Senate – NTK Network

Report: McCaskill’s Wealth Has Increased 38% Since Joining the U.S. Senate

A new report from Roll Call shows a key fact in the U.S. Senate race in Missouri: Claire McCaskill's wealth has increased a lot since she joined the Senate.

By NTK Staff | 02.27.2018 @3:00pm
Report: McCaskill’s Wealth Has Increased 38% Since Joining the U.S. Senate

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) has gone from rich to very rich since she joined the U.S. Senate.

That’s according to the latest net worth numbers released by Roll Call, which put McCaskill in the top 25 richest members of Congress, and the fourth-richest in the 100-member U.S. Senate.

McCaskill is worth $26.9 million, according to Roll Call, which wrote this about her:

The wealthiest senator who’s in a highly competitive re-election race this year, McCaskill owes her elevated financial standing principally to her second husband. Joseph Shepard, a real estate developer specializing in affordable housing who has been married to McCaskill since 2002, owns more than $20 million in his company as well as in investment funds. The senator’s personal assets are investment funds and bank accounts worth at least $230,000, and she also gets some money from her 2015 memoir, “Plenty Ladylike.” McCaskill played host in Cancún to two fellow Democratic senators, Montana’s Jon Tester and Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, their disclosures reveal.

McCaskill’s wealth in 2018 is a 38-percent increase from her wealth 10 years ago, around when she first joined Congress. Then, in 2008, she was worth a paltry $19.42 million.

McCaskill’s wealth has been an issue in her re-election campaign, with one ad pointing out her ownership of an expensive D.C. condo.

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