“I’m not a rock star, I’m not an athlete, I’m just an amateur political analyst looking for some Twitter attention,” he said. Still, the strategy has its limits. He said people outside the Beltway “don’t seem to get it.” But for his target audience, it’s worked.
“Here, I’ve never come across someone [who does] not know about the source of the handle,” he said. “I’ve had people mention the Twitter handle, calling it nerdy, geeky and Beltway-ish. I call that an accomplishment because that’s exactly what I was going for.”
Rep. Christopher H. Smith, R-N.J., left, David Goldman, center, and Arvind Chawdra right, attend a news conference in the Rayburn House Office Building on international child abduction. Goldman and Chawdra are fathers whose children were abducted by their mothers and taken abroad.
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.