Cooper Among Congressmen With Misreported Wealth

U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper is not among the top 1 percent of wealthiest Americans, as had been reported in an analysis by USA TODAY that was published in The Tennessean on Wednesday, the Tennessean reported a day later.
The information about Cooper was based on faulty data provided by the Center for Responsive Politics, which estimated members’ worth within a range reported on financial disclosure forms by members of Congress. The correct midpoint of that range for Cooper, D-Nashville, was $7.5 million, which places him outside the top 1 percent.
Note: There were other foul-ups in the CRP report. A corrected version of the national news release his HERE.

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