John Kerry's 'problematic' wealth could delay confirmation

J. Scott Applewhite/AP

You probably know that John Kerry, the Massachusetts Senator and Secretary of State nominee, is quite rich. (Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney quite publicly mocked Kerry's wealth, back in 2004.) But lost in the vetting gap between Kerry's run for president and his looming confirmation hearings as Secretary of State is the complexity of his various investments, which are now posing a challenge to Obama administration officials who need to make sure that Kerry's holdings — in Asia, South America, Canada, and elsewhere — don't conflict with his future duties at Foggy Bottom.

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