washingtonpost.com – Since Jan. 1, the most popular stocks among Republicans in Congress have made those members collectively at least $5.6 million richer — and perhaps up to $16 million. The most popular stocks among Democrats have added between $1.8 and $5 million to their aggregated net worth. When the research organization MapLight released data on Congress members’ stock ownership last week, we asked them to break down stock popularity by party to see if we could figure out which party made better bets on Wall Street.

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