Although the 4th district heavily favors national Republicans — President Bush won the district with 65 percent in the 2000 presidential race — Taylor has been re-elected easily, taking no less than 75 percent of the vote in the last three election cycles.
Two other Magnolia State Members, GOP Reps. Roger Wicker and Chip Pickering, faced no primary opposition. Both men are expected to cruise to re-election in November, when they will face only nominal third-party opponents.
From left, Lisa Peng, daughter of Peng Ming, Grace Ge Geng, daughter of Gao Zhisheng, and Ti-Anna Wang, daughter of Wang Bingzhang, hold pictures of their imprisoned fathers during a House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations hearing in the Rayburn House Office Building titled “Their Daughters Appeal to Beijing: ‘Let Our Fathers Go!’”
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.