Sure, we all know that members of Congress need to raise between $5,000 and $14,000 each and every week for their reelection bid.
The Planet Money podcast has an interesting episode on how this fundraising gets done and the impact on who gets heard.
…we talk to Jimmy Williams, a former lobbyist now working on campaign finance reform. He describes what it’s like to meet with a Congressman when you’re a lobbyist and your PAC hasn’t been donating to the Congressman.
Money, access, and secrecy. Check it out at “Inside Washington’s Money Machine.”