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Pearce's investments in heavy machinery paid off handsomely in 2012

The congressman saw his wealth climb as he reported that his investment in LFT, an equipment and property rental company in Hobbs, N.M., increased from $500,000 in 2011 to $1 million in 2012.

He also holds at least $5 million worth of stock in Trinity Industries, another equipment rental company headquartered in Hobbs.

Pearce has some so-called "investment land" in New Mexico, worth at least $100,000, according to his 2012 report. Vehicles worth at least $15,000 are attributed to his spouse.

— Tianna Mañón