Although South Carolina’s demographics continue to change, the most conservative voters, including those most concerned about social issues, tend to live in and near Greenville and Spartanburg counties. Republicans in Charleston and elsewhere along the Low Country coast tend to be more attuned to national security and business issues, with GOP voters in the central region of South Carolina an amalgam of the two.
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.