Politics & Government

March 24, 2011

Lawmakers use sports events to rake in cash from lobbyists

Congress has devised its own form of March Madness, using the NCAA men's basketball tournament and other spring sports events as popular fundraisers. This weekend and over the next few weeks lawmakers will host donors at a Sweet 16 basketball doubleheader, at baseball's spring training and Opening Day games, and at pro hockey and basketball games. Price of admission: Often $1,000 and up.

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