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Congressional Family Favors Discovered

Ellen Miller, president of the Sunlight Foundation, which is sponsoring our Political Transparency project, reports early results from the organization’s Congressional Spouse Project, which is asking folks to help figure out “how many members of the House of Representatives hire their spouses to work for their campaigns—paying them a salary from campaign contributions.” She reports:

As of 8 AM EDT Saturday, we’re at 257 members investigated, and 12 spouses totaling some $455,539… We have been spot checking and all seem accurate. All will be verified before we release any formal results, Here’s a behind the scenes breakdown of what’s going on.

Amazing to see how quickly people have responded.

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