Analyst and Reporter, Bloomberg News
go.bloomberg.com — Senate Republicans' campaign arm outraised its Democratic counterpart last month for this first time this year, aided by donors including Google Inc. chairman Eric Schmidt. Schmidt gave $32,300 to the National Republican Senatorial Committee in April, helping it outraise the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, $3.56 million to $3.54 million, according to reports the campaign committees filed this week with the Senate public records office.
bloomberg.com — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell both reported their net worth in the millions of dollars as the U.S. Senate today released personal financial disclosure reports for its members. Reid, a Nevada Democrat, reported assets of between $2.8 million and $6.3 million, including mining claims in his hometown of Searchlight valued from $100,000 to $250,000.
bloomberg.com — Chicago billionaire Penny Pritzker substantially understated a portion of her income in a disclosure form required as part of her nomination to be U.S. Commerce Secretary and has amended the document. Forms released online last night by the Office of Government Ethics show that Pritzker earned additional income for consulting work on hundreds of trusts, including family trusts, beyond what she disclosed last week.
go.bloomberg.com — Sen. Jay Rockefeller isn't seeking re-election next year, though the wealthy West Virginia Democrat is still using some of his personal fortune to help his party's prospects in the midterm election. Rockefeller donated the maximum $32,400 to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in April, when the group raised $3.54 million, according to a report it filed this week to the Senate public records office.
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