Rep. Jeff Landry (above) outraised Rep. Charles Boustany in the third quarter, although Boustany has considerably more cash on hand. The two Louisiana Republicans are facing off next year due to redistricting.
Tea-party-affiliated freshman Rep. Jeff Landry (R-La.), whose district was essentially eliminated during redistricting, outraised four-term Rep. Charles Boustany (R-La.), a close ally of Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), in the third quarter.
Landry raised $251,000 while Boustany raised $218,000, according to Federal Election Commission records. But Boustany had substantially more cash on hand at the end of September: $1.1 million compared to Landry's $402,000.
Landry and Boustany were drawn into the same district under the new Louisiana Congressional lines signed into law earlier this year by Gov. Bobby Jindal (R). The majority of that district is territory that Boustany currently represents.
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.