Solidifying his place as an early frontrunner in the race to take on Rep. Larry Kissell (D-N.C.), one of the most politically vulnerable Members seeking re-election, former Hill aide Richard Hudson announced he had raised more than $100,000 in his first month as a candidate.
Hudson, who served as a chief of staff on the Hill and district director for former Rep. Robin Hayes (R-N.C.), has strong support among the GOP establishment in Raleigh and in Washington, D.C.
In the Republican primary, Hudson faces four opponents, including some who have the ability to self-finance. Kissell, a former social studies teacher, raised $169,000 in the third quarter.
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.