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Majority of wealthiest districts controlled by Democrats.


CofCC.org News Team

A new study shows that a majority of the wealthiest congressional districts are held by Democrats, despite the perception that Democrats are the party of the poor and working class.

From Washington Times…

In a state-by-state, district-by-district comparison of wealth concentrations based on Internal Revenue Service income data, Michael Franc, vice president of government relations at the Heritage Foundation, found that the majority of the nation’s wealthiest congressional jurisdictions were represented by Democrats.

He also found that more than half of the wealthiest households were concentrated in the 18 states where Democrats hold both Senate seats.

“If you take the wealthiest one-third of the 435 congressional districts, we found that the Democrats represent about 58 percent of those jurisdictions,” Mr. Franc said.