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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Area congressmen raise big bucks

POLITICS

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

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