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March 30th, 2012
Episode 462 of 960 episodes
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.