Nevada state Speaker John Oceguera (D) announced Monday he will seek a seat in Congress next year, though he was vague about which district he will run in.
Oceguera, 43, was first elected in 2000 and is currently assistant fire chief of the North Las Vegas Fire Department. With redistricting now in the courts, it’s unclear where he will end up running. However, in his campaign announcement Oceguera referenced a remark made by Rep. Joe Heck (R) of the 3rd district, who recently called Social Security a “pyramid scheme.”
On January 3, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., raises her right hand as her son Henry messes up her hair while Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., delivers the ceremonial swearing-in in the Old Senate Chamber. Gillibrand's other son Theodore, lower right, looks on.
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.