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Invitations to fundraisers for members of Congress frequently mention which committees they serve on.
If you serve in Congress, you have two jobs: Making laws, and raising money to run for re-election.
It turns out, that second job — raising money to run for re-election — is a lot easier if you serve on certain Congressional committees.
On today's show, we reveal which committees are a fundraising goldmine. And which committees actually make it harder for Congressmen to raise money.
The show is a preview of our hour long special this weekend on This American Life — Take The Money And Run For Office.
Here's more from our special series on money in politics:
Senator By Day, Telemarketer By Night
On Tour With Nancy Pelosi, Fundraising Rock Star
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