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Rich In Richmond: Sixteen Virginia Legislators Are Millionaires

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At least 16 of Virginia's 139 state legislators are worth more than $1 million.
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At least 16 of Virginia's 139 state legislators are worth more than $1 million.

At least 16 state lawmakers in Virginia have investments worth more than $1 million, according to a new analysis by a nonprofit that tracks money in politics.

The Virginia Public Access Project compiled personal finance forms of the 139 current members of the General Assembly.

Lawmakers do not have to provide the specific value of their stock holdings and investments, but instead provide broad ranges of worth. The forms do not disclose the value of real estate holdings, which means that there are possibly several more millionaires serving in the General Assembly.

Of the 16 lawmakers identified by VPAP, 13 are Republicans and three are Democrats.

Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe is a multi-millionaire, according to his personal financial disclosure form.

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