Republican Rep. Sean Duffy has a decent track record so far, so this was an unfortunate PR mistake.
Speaking at a Polk County townhall meeting with some residents who were complaining about their ability to make money, he said, "I struggle to meet my bills right now."
When it was pointed out that $174,000 was considered a lot to the people in attendance, he continued to press forward, saying, "I guarantee that I have more debt than all of you."
Click here to read the story in the Pioneer Press.
According to a spokesman, Rep. Duffy still supports a cut in congressional pay.