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Issa tops rich list in U.S. Congress

AFP-JIJI

Republican Rep. Darrell Issa of California was 2012′s richest member of Congress, worth at least $355 million, according to a ranking published Tuesday.

The lawmaker, who made his fortune in car security systems, topped the annual list of the 50 wealthiest lawmakers published by The Hill newspaper.

Of the 50 richest members of Congress, 29 were Republicans.