• Mass. GOP Senate hopefuls face pay cut if they win


    BOSTON (AP) - If they win, each of the three Republican candidates in the state's special U.S. Senate election will be facing a hefty pay cut, earning far less in Congress than they've been paid in their private sector jobs.

    An Associated Press review of financial disclosure forms submitted by Michael Sullivan, Gabriel Gomez and Daniel Winslow show they've been earning several times the $174,000 annual salary paid to Senators.

    Of the three, Sullivan reported the highest salary of $730,000 from the Ashcroft Law Firm, where he is also a partner.

    Gomez reported an income of nearly $727,000 from the private equity firm Advent International.

    Winslow reported a salary of about $658,000 from the law firm of Proskauer Rose. That's besides the nearly $78,000 he was paid from the state. Winslow is a state representative from Norfolk.

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