Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Congressmen from the area are good at raising money, a Worcester Telegram and Gazette report notes today.
In the 2006 midterm elections, Rep. Barney Frank outpaced his fellow Massachusetts congressmen in raising $1.8 million, according to FEC reports.
In terms of war chests, Rep. Ed Markey ranks second in the nation among congressmen with $2.4 million, behind only colleague Rep. Martin Meehan, who has amassed $5.1 million.
Many of the well-heeled congressmen gave money to other candidates for office, helping them win election.
-- Adam Sell