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Math: More Accountants Headed to Congress

Buck O Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 2:31 PM
I note the vast majority of the CPAs are Republicans. No surprise there.
Mark1401 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 12:30 AM
I am a CPA and a lot of my brethren are liberals, for some unknown reason. Maybe it is because I'm in Oregon. Not that that makes any sense for a group who are supposed to understand the numbers.

Although last week's election seemed like the end of common sense when it comes to fiscal policy, there is a silver lining. More certified public accountants are headed to Congress and the ones who were already there, are staying.

All eight CPAs currently in the House won re-election, according to the Journal of Accountancy, including John Campbell, R-Calif., Mike Conaway, R-Texas, Bill Flores, R-Texas, Lynn Jenkins, R-Kan., Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., Collin Peterson, D-Minn., James Renacci, R-Ohio, and Brad Sherman, D-Calif. Several of them won re-election after fierce contests in recently redrawn congressional districts.


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