Who Owns Congress?

Controversy Pays: Lessons From Michele Bachmann

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Having trouble raising money? Shoot your mouth off and watch the cash pour in.

Rep. Michele Bachmann
(R-Minn.)
Rank among House
fundraisers, 2010: 4th
Amount raised:
$4.1 million

Rep. Joe "You Lie!" Wilson
(R-S.C.)
Rank among House
fundraisers, 2010: 5th
Amount raised:
$4.1 million

Rep. Alan Grayson
(D-Fla.)
Rank among House
fundraisers, 2010: 7th
Amount raised:
$3.5 million

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